75 debtors to leave prison Thursday in coordination with civil society: Egyptian pardon committee member

Wed, 06 Jul 2022 - 12:00 GMT

A first batch of imprisoned debtors in Egypt, comprising 75 men and women, will leave prison on Thursday, Tarek El-Khouli, a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee member said.

Egypt’s Sisi to pardon number of imprisoned debtors ahead of Eid Al-Fitr celebration

Sun, 17 Apr 2022 - 03:47 GMT

The meeting has tackled the government’s efforts to eliminate the phenomenon of debtors, in light of the presidential initiative “Egypt without Debtors,” Rady said.

Egyptian draft law sets community service as alternative to jail time for debtors and petty crimes

Tue, 11 May 2021 - 09:50 GMT

A draft law on penalties alternative to prison has been referred to a committee of lawmakers in hopes that such law would spare debtors jail time.

Study: Egypt soon to have zero debtors in prison

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 04:24 GMT

A recent study issued by the Egyptian Center for Thought and Strategic Studies shed the light on the phenomenon of debtors in Egypt, who end up in prison.

54K debtors released from jail in 2019: Prison Authority

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 - 12:44 GMT

A total of 20,188 male and female debtors have been released from prison, 19,490 pardoned be the president.

Eid al-Fitr's released debtors: victimized by circumstances

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 - 02:25 GMT

Many Egyptian mothers ended up being in prison because of them being the sole breadwinner of the family.

In pics: Debtors reunite with families in Eid El-Adha

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 - 06:11 GMT

Prison Authority held a celebration on Tuesday, first day of Eid El-Adha, to announce the names of released debtors.

New batch of 405 prisoners pardoned on occasion of Eid Al-Fitr

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - 05:58 GMT

A total of 405 prisoners were released on Thursday per a presidential pardon, while 478 others were granted conditional release.

Sisi orders to pay debts of 690 prisoners from Tahya Misr fund

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 - 04:25 GMT

President Sisi announced Friday that he has ordered the interior ministry to release all imprisoned debtors after paying all their debts through Tahya Misr fund

In pics: 2,787 prisoners, 690 debtors released on 1st day of Eid al-Fitr

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 - 12:43 GMT

A total of 2,110 prisoners were released on Friday per a presidential pardon, while 677 others were out on conditional release.

Parliament considers abolishing prison for of women debtors

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 - 09:24 GMT

Parliament is set to consider a new draft law that would involve women debtors in community service as an alternative penalty to imprisonment.