Wednesday 18 October 2017

Boy is held for sticker on his ruler

Richard Spencer Cairo

PROSECUTORS in Egypt have ordered a 15-year-old boy to be detained for 30 days for having an anti-regime sticker on his school ruler and issued arrest warrants for two of his teachers and his father.

In one of a series of cases that have highlighted the extremes the authorities will go to in their determination to end pro-Muslim Brotherhood opposition, the boy, Khaled Mohammed Bakara, was detained after his teacher saw the sticker and reported him to the police.

The sticker showed a hand holding up four fingers -- the sign used by supporters of the deposed Brotherhood president, Mohammed Morsi, since the crushing of protests against his removal at a cost of hundreds of deaths at the Raba'a al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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