Court bans parole of convicts who attacked state facilities

CAIRO: Alexandria Court of Administrative Justice banned the parole of prisoners convicted of attacking security facilities, Youm7 reported Sunday.

The ruling upheld a decision by the Interior Ministry to not apply good conduct time on a number of prisoners who are serving sentences for “terrorizing citizens.”

In Egypt, a convict may be released after serving three quarters of his prison term if he demonstrated good behavior during incarceration.

The court included “committing crimes against the state’s security inside or outside Egypt” as one of the charges that would deprive a prisoner from the good conduct time.

Thousands of people are behind bars over similar charges, mostly arrested in violent protests after the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

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