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NCW praises Sisi's decision to release indebted female inmates ahead of Ramadan

Some gharimat (indebted female inmates) are put in prisons over failure to pay back trivial debts which sometimes do not exceed EGP 1,000

MENA , Wednesday 8 May 2019
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Maya Morsy the head of Egypt’s National Council for Women (Ahram online)
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Head of the National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsy has paid tribute to President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi's decision to release "gharimat" (indebted female inmates) on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

In a statement issued today, Morsy expressed happiness over President El-Sisi's humanitarian gesture on the occasion of Ramadan, saying the president always sides with the poor to bring back cheerfulness to their hearts.

She added the president has been keen on supporting the gharimat financially, to establish projects for them with the aim of improving their living conditions.

According to Morsy, some gharimat are put in prisons over failure to pay back trivial debts which sometimes do not exceed EGP 1,000.

On Sunday, the interior ministry's Prison Authority Sector pardoned 89 indebted inmates on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. The inmates' debts were paid through funding offered by Tahya Misr Fund.

The measure is in line with El-Sisi's initiative dubbed "Prisons without Debtors".

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