Egyptian arrested for naming donkey after General al-Sisi
CAIRO - The Associated Press
child rides a donkey attached with pictures and with 'Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi' written on it, at Rabaa Adawiya Square, in Cairo, Aug. 11. REUTERS photoThe state news agency says a farmer in southern Egypt has been arrested after putting the military chief's name and an army-style cap on his donkey while riding it through town.
MENA news agency said that Omar Abul-Magd was arrested late Sept. 20 in Qena province for allegedly insulting Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the popularly-backed coup against President Mohamed Morsi.
Since Morsi's ouster, authorities have cracked down on critics of the powerful military.
Earlier this week, a military court ordered five pro-Morsi protesters to serve up to three years in prison for chanting against the army. Three were tried in absentia.