(CNN) — Family members of a 3-year-old Egyptian boy sentenced to life in prison last week say they feel relieved after receiving assurances from officials that neither the boy nor his father will be arrested.
The boy's father, Mansour Qorany Sharara, has returned to the family home in the southern Egyptian province of Fayyoum after nearly 18 months on the run. He had been avoiding authorities who had previously detained him when they came to arrest his young son.
In a surreal verdict, a military court last week found 3-year-old Ahmed Mansour Qorany Sharara -- and 115 others -- guilty of killing three people and sabotaging public and private property during a political demonstration in January 2014.
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Ahmed was 16 months old at the time of the alleged crime.