An Algerian man who held a child out of his 15th-floor apartment window in order to get Facebook “Likes” has been given a 2-year jail term.
The unidentified man had posted photos of him holding his cousin as he dangled out of the window in Algiers.
He was shown holding the baby with just one hand by the back of his t-shirt.
He captioned the photo: “1,000 likes or I will drop him”.
Facebook users immediately reported the post and according to Al Arabiya the man denied denied putting the baby’s life at risk.
He said that the photos were altered by other Facebook users.
“The picture was taken in a balcony with protective barriers,” he said, according to a report by Ennahar TV.
The kid’s father also appealed before the court to forgive the man, saying he was just “playing a game”.
However, the the judge ruled that the man’s action had endangered the the child’s life.