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Egypt to pardon prisoners on anniversary of 1952 revolution

Prisoners are to be released on 23 July, the 62nd anniversary of the 1952 revolution which deposed the last king of Egypt

Ahram Online , Wednesday 16 Jul 2014
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The Egyptian government has approved the release of a number of prisoners to mark the anniversary of the 1952 revolution, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported on Wednesday.

23 July will mark the 62nd anniversary of the 1952 revolution which overthrew the monarchy and ushered in the era of president Gamal-Abdel Nasser.

Egypt frequently pardons inmates during national celebrations.  

 

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