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Egypt's interior ministry to release 408 prisoners after Sisi pardon

Ahram Online , Friday 22 Mar 2019
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Egypt’s interior ministry said on Thursday it would release more than 400 prisoners who received a presidential pardon earlier this year.

The ministry will release 134 prisoners after an assessment of their cases was made by a special committee, it said in a statement on its official Facebook page. It will grant conditional release to 274 others, it added.

Conditional release often includes requirements that prisoners report to a police station on a daily basis, or are subject to police supervision in other ways.

In January, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a decree pardoning a number of prisoners on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the 2011 revolution and of Police Day.

The presidential decree instructed the interior ministry to examine the cases of the prisoners to determine those who deserve pardons.

President El-Sisi issues pardons several times a year, usually on major national holidays.

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