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President lets jail sentences of 6-months or less opt for labour outside prison

Ahram Online, Thursday 5 Jun 2014
Adly Mansour
Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's outgoing interim President Adly Mansour has issued a decision amending articles of the country's criminal penal code regarding the service of prison sentences for less than six months.

One significant precedent gives defendants sentenced to no more than six months in jail a choice of supervised labor outside the prison, unless their sentences stipulate that this is not an option.

Another amendment allows prisoners to be released after completing two thirds of their prison term – down from three quarters in the old law – based on good conduct and if their release does not jeopardise national security.





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