Egyptian Farmer Arrested for Naming Donkey After Army General

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An Egyptian man was recently arrested for insulting the country's military chief General. The trouble began when the 31-year-old farmer put an army hat on his donkey and called the animal by the General’s name, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

Depending on where you live, insulting a public official can have serious consequences. One farmer learned that the hard way.

The Egyptian man was recently arrested for insulting the country's military Chief General. The trouble began when the 31-year-old farmer put an army hat on his donkey and called the animal by the General’s name, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

He then rode the donkey through his home village and reportedly acted in a manner that was considered “directly insulting” towards the army.

El-Sisi is responsible for ousting the former president Mohamed Morsi in July of this year following nationwide protests against Morsi. Since then the Egyptian military has concentrated efforts on El-Sisi opponents or residents who make anti-military remarks.

Right before the donkey incident, eight protesters were arrested in another part of Egypt for spraying anti-military graffiti.

Despite the controversy, El-Sisi has his own slew of supporters. His image is on constant display in local store windows, on street walls and cars.

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