NINE YEARS FOR BOY WHO STOLE 5 PIECES OF BREAD.

With Mubarak possibly about to walk free – there are statements on Twitter suggesting that an eleven year old Coptic child may have just received a nine year prison sentence for stealing five pieces of bread.  I’ll try to verify this shortly.  In the meantime you know anything please make a comment.

If it’s true then it’s difficult to find any historical precedent. In Dickensian England the courts sentenced children to anything between two weeks and three months hard labour for bread theft. But nine years ! That’s almost twice as long as the initial sentence for stealing bread handed out to “prisoner 24601” in Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” –

https://twitter.com/haifa…/status/543014380989083648/photo/1

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s