Man jailed after dangling baby out of high-rise window for Facebook ‘likes’

Warning – some readers may find the photos in this article distressing.

A man who dangled a baby boy out of a high-rise window in Algeria, threatening to drop him if he didn’t get enough Facebook likes, has been jailed.

The confronting photographs, which were reportedly posted to the social media site on Sunday, show the man holding the youngster by his shirt.


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According to BBC Africa, the man who is understood to be a relative, captioned the image “1,000 likes or I will drop him.”

Horrified viewers reported the images to police and following an investigation, the man was quickly arrested and charged with child abuse.

In court yesterday, he was convicted over the sickening stunt and sentenced to two years behind bars.