Man Arrested For Dangling Baby From Window Just For Facebook Likes

The man, a relative of the young boy, captioned the images with: “1000 likes or I drop him”.The baby was held by only a single t-shirt and appeared to be many floors off the ground.Police later arrested the man in Algeria, and charged him with endangering the baby’s safety.After social media users became aware of the risky incident, they demanded his arrest for child abuse. He was arrest on Sunday.The man in court claimed the balcony had protective barriers on it which were digitally removed by other social media users, doctoring his original photograph.The child’s father also asked the court to forgive the man as he was just playing a game.Media activist Dalila Belkheir told the local press the man was “not a father but a terrorist”.”What is most striking is that it appears that the father is carrying his son with his left hand while using his right hand to take the picture”, one user wrote. However, the judge ruled against him.Articles shared on social media about the incident got thousands of mostly angry reactions, reports BBC North Africa correspondent Rana Jawad. She adds that many Algerians insulted the man and praised the authority for arresting him and sentencing him.