Tyrannical System Sentences 4-Year-Old Boy to Life in Prison for Alleged Crimes When He Was 1

egypt-child-in-jail-for-lifeBy Andrew Emett

Cairo, Egypt – Convicted of murder, inciting riots, destruction of government property and threatening cops, a four-year-old Egyptian boy was sentenced to life in prison this week. Although the boy was less than two years old during the civil unrest in 2014, he was convicted in absentia due to a clerical error and the court’s incompetence.

Born in September 2012, Ahmed Mansour Karni was swept up in an indictment listing his name along with 115 other defendants accused of participating in riots and demonstrations on January 3, 2014. Despite that fact that Ahmed was only a year and a half old at the time, he was reportedly charged with four counts of murder, eight counts of attempted murder, vandalizing property belonging to the Egyptian Health Administration in his home province of el-Fayoum, threatening soldiers and police officers, and damaging vehicles belonging to security forces. Convicted in absentia, Ahmed was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.

Although Ahmed’s birth certificate was presented to the court, one of his defense attorneys accused the presiding judge of failing to review the case before abruptly passing down a life sentence on a four-year-old child. Lawyer Faisal a-Sayd asserted, “The child Ahmed Mansour Karni’s birth certificate was presented after state security forces added his name to the list of accused, but then the case was transferred to the military court and the child was sentenced in absentia in an ensuing court hearing. This proves that the judge did not read the case.”

In response to the absurd life sentence, another Egyptian lawyer, Mohammed Abu Hurira, wrote,

On the eve of injustice and madness in Egypt, a four-year-old child was sentenced to life imprisonment. He is accused of disturbance, damage to property and murder. The Egyptian scales of justice are not reversible. There is no justice in Egypt. No reason. Logic committed suicide a while ago. Egypt went crazy. Egypt is ruled by a bunch of lunatics.

In June 2014, more than 180 Egyptians were sentenced to death after convicted of participating in a series of violent demonstrations protesting against the ousting of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Included among the 180 convicts sentenced to death was a blind man named Mustafa Youssef.

“He was born blind. How would he kill, burn, and loot?” asked Mahmoud Abdel-Raziq, Youssef’s lawyer.

Besides ruthlessly punishing innocent children and blind people, the Egyptian government has become notorious for imprisoning journalists and escalating police brutality in recent years. According to the Nadim Center, a local rights group, 474 deaths occurred in police custody while 700 cases of torture committed by the Egyptian police were reported last year.

Human rights lawyer Ragia Omran recently told CNN,

Conditions in prisons are extremely poor. If we look at all the reports by independent and national and international human rights organizations on the use of extreme force, violence, torture, violations in prisons and especially in police stations has gone up.

The implications of sentencing a blind man to death for participating in a riot and sentencing a four-year-old child to life in prison for outlandish crimes that he could not have physically committed has revealed the staggering flaws in Egypt’s deteriorating judicial system. Without even bothering to review Ahmed’s birth certificate, the court has proven that justice in Egypt is no longer factored into the equation.

Andrew Emett is a Los Angeles-based reporter exposing political and corporate corruption. His interests include national security, corporate abuse, and holding government officials accountable. Andrew’s work has appeared on Raw Story, Alternet, Activist Post, and many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @AndrewEmett and on Facebook at Andrew Emett.

  • Jim Thompson

    The article says “the Egyptian scales of justice are not reversible”. Are they indeed saying that the life sentence of this 4 yo is standing and will stand? Or have they taken common sense and reversed that one?

    • William Burke

      Yes, that is indeed what “not reversible” means. It would be less unjust to execute the child than leave him in prison and fair game for every predator therein.

      This IS “Islamic Justice”, and the liberals can’t wait to have it in the United States of America.

  • dale ruff

    Why did the US support the violent military takeover of the elected government, and why does it continue to provide billions in military assistance to a brutal military dictatorship, masquerading as a democracy (We had to destroy democracy to protect it, just as in Ukraine)?

    • Noam Beefheart

      Business as usual.

    • Krav


      • dale ruff

        Egypt has oil,but its now reserves are very modest: it has 2% of what Venezuela or Saudi Arabia has, ranking 27th, with the same as Ghana or Vietnam. I don’t think this was the reason…rather it has to do with the Muslim Brotherhood being independent of the US, an unpermitted sin (committed by Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran,Ukraine, and North Korea).

        Egypt’s importance to the US has more to do with strategic geopolitics, its support for Israel and its opposition to the independent nations in the region.

    • Jaysen McDermith

      The agenda is to politically, financially, & socially destabilize Egypt, Africa, & the middle east in order to further the UN agenda of one world under one rule and the depopulation agenda next the same processes will be put into play in the EU hence the mass immigration, after that mexico, America, & Canada, then all the Asian countries.

      • dale ruff

        I have heard that theory. I don’t buy it.

        • TelltheTruth

          Greater Israel is the answer. Look it up and what they hope to accomplish in the region.

        • OldTxGal

          Why don’t you buy it? Is it because the likelihood is too horrible to imagine? Most people feel that way because they’re too scared to believe something like this could actually happen to them – to all of us.

  • Bill Moore

    Hello dale ruff,

    You beat me to it.

    In Egypt, Washington DC caused the legitimate government to be ousted, and the violent primitive tribesmen took over.

    AS IN: Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria (but Assad refused to leave), Ukraine, several African counties, several South American countries, and how many others?

    These shenanigans by Washington DC are going to come around and bite us on the butt.

    Bill Moore

    • Jaysen McDermith

      What people dont realize is that this is really being done by the UN and the US government & military just happen to be the tools being used to do it. The agenda is to politically, financially, & socially destabilize Egypt, Africa, & the middle east in order to further the UN agenda of one world under one rule and the depopulation agenda next the same processes will be put into play in the EU hence the mass immigration, after that mexico, America, & Canada, then all the Asian countries.

    • Wally Wally

      (I’m forced to respond to a comment you made at amren(article about: “Video of teen punching teacher …”) here since your moderator has chosen to protect the delicate sensibilities of you race realists and won’t let me comment at amren)

      You said:

      … Africans behave as Africans do, and the only solution is “Africans to Africa”.

      Hey Billy, when are you going to give up on that pipe dream? We Africans ain’t going nowhere.

      • Bill Moore

        Hello Wally Wally,

        When the fight starts, the Mexicans will return willingly to Mexico.

        And the Africans that were given a chance to leave and didn’t will be sorry that they didn’t take the chance to leave peaceably.

        We’ve had enough of your shenanigans.

        Bill Moore

        • Wally Wally

          How delusional can you be??? Even your messiah — Donald
          Trump — disavows you white supremacists. Step into the 21st century, your era(segregation)
          has come and gone.

          • OldTxGal

            Donald Trump is not my messiah, or anything else. He’s just starring in his own reality show. I thought he might be on to something at first, but he treats this race for president as if it was a popularity contest.

            Listen, it doesn’t matter what color any of us are. The elite call us all “Useless Eaters”. We’re ALL doomed. They’re doing all of these crazy things so we’ll be outraged and confused. Confusion will lead to chaos and anarchy, and so on and so forth. We’ll want to rise up against them, then all they gotta do is nuke us into oblivion.

            Finito – The End.

    • OldTxGal

      When are y’all going to figure out that they’re doing all of these insane things so we’ll be outraged and confused. Confusion will lead to chaos, and so on and so forth. We’ll want to rise up against them, then all they gotta do is nuke us into oblivion. Finito – The End.

  • marlene


  • barbarakelly


    • OldTxGal

      Re-read the story. The child isn’t blind. It’s an old blind man. Different person.

  • OldTxGal

    It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world. :-/

    • Javier Torres

      You have NO idea just how true your comment is and how much worse it IS going to get. This is not an attack. This is actually a “High-Five”. All of what Europe is going through? Will be here shortly.

  • Archie1954

    I certainly hope the current president will commute the sentences and pardon both of the individuals.

  • Besides ruthlessly punishing innocent children and blind people, the Egyptian government has become notorious for imprisoning journalists…

    See? They are not all bad!

    Or maybe I am wrong in assuming that the journalists in questions aren’t real journalists but cultural marxist traitors that are aiding the government in commiting genocide on its own population? That’s the bad thing about living in a country like Sweden, since the media doesn’t provide you with information and in fact only lie to you, you end up assuming that the rest of the world is like Sweden/North Korea as well.

    But hey, since all the rest of the sandpeople have moved to Sweden, why not send this 4 year old, at least he…unlike 99.9% of the ones here, may actually be innocent and worthy of our aid.

  • Pooua

    This is how some people think the 9/11 hijackers are still alive.

    • HighMaintenanceLowTolerance

      I don’t understand your view that this article about Egyptian court decisions relates to the survival of the 9/11 hijackers. But nonetheless….

      Have you thought about how a Boeing 757/767, which has a length of 155′ 3″ and a wingspan of 124′ 10″ and a tail section 40′ above ground, could crash into the side of the Pentagon and leave an impact hole only 20′ in diameter? About 45 minutes after impact, there was a second explosion causing the collapse of a few floors above and leaving damage about 40′ in diameter. AND, supposedly that same sized airplane left a hole in the ground in Shanksville that was barely 10′ deep and no more than 10′ to 20′ long.

      At both sites, no luggage, no fuselage pieces, no engines, no tail section, no passenger seats, and no bodies were found. I conclude that since no planes crashed into the Pentagon and into the ground outside Shanksville, then no planes crashed into the Twin Towers. No planes = no hijackers.

  • Margaret Tinsley Rodgers

    One of the most extreme cases of injustice I’ve ever read about. Egypt should be ashamed. I will pray justice will come soon for this young child. Disgracefull behavior Egypt !!

  • Jim Thompson

    You’re one really obnoxious American dude. Nah I’d go with you for people to hate after experiencing them. Ever looked at yourself in the mirror? Obviously not.

    • You´re not really good at reading people…to say the least. As my tolerance for stupidity is quite low, I will simply point out the biggest (moronic) mistakes you made:

      1. I am not American, not even close (Swede actually, in case you care)
      2. I detest religion and religious people, especially the followers of the three semitic cults
      3. I look at myself in the mirror daily, usually before/during/after I brush my teeth 🙂
      4. I´ve actually lived in the US for a while and…I left, because of point 2 and because fat people disgust me almost as much as stupid people do (although the two tend to be combined)

      • Jim Thompson

        Whilst you may get some fun out of writing your bigoted drivel, anyone reading this knows you’re only a fuktard.

        • And being able to read and understand English is also important. So, “Jim”, shouldn’t you start with that? Obviously you don’t understand what I am writing, and you have rather big problems with the only language you claim to know (you know I am right). I can’t really go on to the other part of the discussion (the traitors in the media and idiots believing their lies) if you don’t even understand what I’m writing.

          And do note that I am actually dumbing down my English so that the less educated people should be able to understand what I’m writing (but I guess I didn’t dumb it down enough for you, Jimmy).

  • Today’s rhetorical question: why do stupid people feel the need to spread their stupidity? Back in the days before the internet, we seldom heard from or saw stupid people, but these days…Jim Thompsons are everywhere!

    Actually, it doesn’t have to be rhetorical. Hey Jim, you must know you’re pretty dense, why do you feel the need to prove it to people you don’t even know?

    But no, dumbsh*t, I am not American, and it’s quite likely I’ve visited or lived in your country (once again, I am not American, I’ve actually traveled) and considering the amount of stupidity coming from your direction, I most likely know more about your country’s situation than you do!

    • Jim Thompson

      Unfortunately your not brave enough to tell anyone who you really are so that sort of makes you a useless impotent pointless keyboard warrior.

      • “your”?

        Really? Learn your own language, dumbsh*t! Or? Hmm, based on your poor grammar, maybe “Jim Thompson” isn’t your name. Mohammed, is that you? Are you pretending to be a human again, you silly little thing?

        • Jim Thompson

          You’re losing it which is something I’d expect from a bigot. Grab a good tissue wipe that snotty nose of yours little bloody sook XD

          • I’m…losing it? Because you are making a complete fool out of yourself, I am losing it, in your world?

            You really don’t like reality, do you?

          • Jim Thompson

            You’re getting weaker more troll like with each post. Awww, “I’m losing it”? (:…. Grab those tissues Butthurt.

            Desperate for material aren’t you, all you’ve got left is troll work. THE SOUND OF VICTORY FEELS GOOD IN THE MORNING! XD

            When people start going down the typo route and other forms of weak trolling, I got em by their sensitive throat, losing an argument but are too arrogant to admit it.

            You’re one very small-minded obnoxious individual, not to mention extremely butthurt and suggestable. Grab a Big Box Of Tissues, you’re gonna need em eh Butthurt! More troll Faggot let me see that hurt Bitch!

  • Jim Thompson

    I just looked at your “verifications”. Believe every sensationalist media report you read do you. When you grow up you’ll learnt to take everything media reports with a grain of salt, mainstream and alternative both. For the record my suspicion was right, the boy didn’t actually end up being imprisoned. Pays to ask more questions sometimes moron.

  • OldTxGal

    I see bigotry isn’t limited to the American people.

    • No, it’s almost as rampant as obesity in Texas.

      • OldTxGal

        You’re very rude. I’m glad you moved out of the US. We don’t need bigots like you.

        • Really? Is that what you don’t need? You need more Mexicans, Afro-Americans and WT, right? More rapes, more murders, more drugs (illegal or not) and of course more food? And worst of all: more religion.

          Considering the polls and the fact that you may end up with a “TRUMP”-sign on the White House, let’s see how many in the US agree with you.

  • Well, at least you have some well based arguments, nobody can take that away from you! 🙂

    After all, your beloved sandpeople contribute so much to the world, and even more to the previously civilized socities. Without them, we’d barely have any crime and our women would be forced to gangrape themselves!

    Just a question, Jim: are your parents siblings?

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