A man from Algeria has today been sentenced to two years in prison for dangling a baby out of the window in order to attract attention on Social Media.
The man posted the disturbing image onto Facebook and captioned it ‘1,000 likes or i will drop him’.
Social Media users who seen the post demanded he was arrested for child abuse.
The child’s father told the courts that the man in question, who is supposed;y a relative, was just playing a game.
He dangled the child from a window on the 15th floor of an apartment block in the capital of Algiers.
The man was charged with endangering the baby’s safety following his arrest on Sunday, police said.
“The picture was taken in a balcony with protective barriers. These were removed,” he was quoted as saying. However, the judge ruled against him, saying the picture was clear and the child’s life was in danger.
Source: The BBC