4 Jan 2016

British man arrested in Kyrgyzstan over 'horse penis' joke

11:15 am on 4 January 2016

A British mine worker has reportedly been arrested in Kyrgyzstan, after comparing its national dish to a horse's penis and sparking a strike.

Michael McFeat was said to have been held after posting a picture to Facebook of Kyrgyz co-workers queuing for a "chuchuk" horsemeat sausage.

AFP reported the caption compared the dish to a stallion's genitalia.

The news agency said his co-workers were so upset that they called a strike at the goldmine where he works.

Mr McFeat has since deleted the post and apologised.

It has been reported that Mr McFeat faces up to five years in prison.