Friday, 19 September 2008
I was reading the newspaper while riding my train to work this morning when I spotted this piece of news from Egypt, I leave you to read it, I found it quite funny.
An Egyptian donkey has been jailed for stealing corn on the cob from a field belonging to an agricultural research institute in the Nile Delta, local media reported on Thursday.
The ass and its owner were apprehended at a police checkpoint that had been set up after the institute's director complained that someone was stealing his crops, the state-owned Al-Ahram daily said.
The unnamed ungulate was found in possession of the institute's corn and a local judge sentenced him to 24 hours in prison. The man who had his ass thrown in jail got off with a fine of 50 Egyptian pounds (nine dollars, six Euros).Source: AFP
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Moroccan authorities arrested blogger Mohammed Raji on Friday morning in his home in Agadir, said Arabic electronic news site Hespress. Investigators reportedly asked him for his email account password, which he gave to them.
An article that appeared on Hespress, in which Raji criticized the King's policy of free gifts to citizens, is said to be the cause of his arrest. Raji claimed in his article that the king, with his random acts of charity, encourages Moroccans to be "beggers" and "sycophants" instead of hard workers…