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Is Arrested Farmer Creative, Courageous, or Just Plain Crazy for This Alleged Insult Against Egyptian General?

Since Morsi's ouster, authorities have cracked down on critics of the powerful military.

(Credit: AP)

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.

Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (Credit: AP)

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.

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