Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
CAIRO (AP) — The state news agency says a farmer in southern Egypt was arrested Friday for allegedly insulting Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the popularly-backed coup against President Mohammed Morsi.
So, what did Omar Abul-Magd do that got officials so riled up?
MENA news agency says he put the military chief’s name and an army-style cap on his donkey while riding it through town.
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.