Egyptian military: Sentencing 4-year-old to life in prison was a mistake

February 23, 2016 4:25 PM

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Egyptian military: Sentencing 4-year-old to life in prison was a mistake

In a series of riots in 2014, he killed four people, nearly killed eight more and vandalized government property. Those are the acts he was convicted of by an Egyptian military court last week, which sentenced him to life in prison.

But there's a problem: Ali is 4 years old. The Egyptian military now says his conviction and sentencing was a mistake, according to the BBC.

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