22 Sep 2013

Farmer arrested for naming donkey after general

1:54 pm on 22 September 2013

A farmer in Egypt has been arrested for insulting the country's top general by naming his donkey after him.

The ABC reports the farmer was arrested after he wrote General Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the side of the animal and rode it through town.

Since ousting president Mohammed Morsi on 3 July, General Al Sisi has become interim prime minister, defence minister and chief of the army.