President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi
CAIRO – 25 June 2017: A 103-year-old woman in Egyptian prisons was released on Saturday following a presidential decree because of her deteriorating health conditions.
Fatheya Abdel Aal Bekheit Abou Hashish was serving a life sentence for the murder of her son.
She was received by her daughter and grandchildren amidst the cheers of fellow prisoners.
03-year-old woman charged of murder released from prison- Haitham el-Badry
A total of 502 prisoners, including inmates who were serving time for breaching the protest law have been pardoned on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr festivals, per a presidential decree on Friday.
The pardoned inmates include 25 women, 175 youth below 30 years old, eight academic professors, three lawyers, and five engineers. The pardon also includes some prisoners who served three quarters of their terms.
Pardoning prisoners is a constitutional right granted to the president and a tradition by the state that usually takes place during official holidays and feasts, on the condition their offences do not include violence or attacking public or police properties.