Last Update 12:8
Thursday, 27 June 2019

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)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1777
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1777

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.

 

 

 

 

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.