Dad jailed for dangling baby son out of window for Facebook likes

Image via Facebook
Image via Facebook

A man has been sentenced to two years in prison in Algeria for posting a picture of himself on Facebook holding a baby off a tall building and threatening to drop it unless he got 1,000 likes.

The BBC reports on the shocking case that caused outrage on social media, with many calling for the man to be arrested for child abuse.

They report that the man was charged with endangering the baby's safety shortly after he was arrested by authorities on Sunday.

Local media say the child was dangled out of the 15th-floor window of an apartment block in the capital, Algiers.