CAIRO, EGYPT – In this country, we believe justice is blind, but in the Egypt of King Tut, the pharaohs, and the Land of the Nile, justice apparently is in denial, and we’re not talking about the river.
An Egyptian military court sentenced a three-year-old boy to life in prison for killing three people and participating in acts of sabotage when he was 16-months old.
Of course, we know kid that age can be a handful, but in this instance, the court finally admitted to a case of mistaken identity.
Reports out of Egypt say authorities realized they might have made a mistake when they first came for the boy, so they arrested the dad and held him for four months.
Lawyers for the boy ended up showing authorities his birth certificate to prove he was qualified for release.
Showing a birth certificate? Boy, does that sound familiar.
A court official let the boy go and apologized. And now they’re out looking for a 16-year-old boy with the same name.
If they have the same brilliant investigators on the case, then good luck with that.