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Egypt's President El-Sisi pardons 332 prisoners including youths and poor health cases

Ahram Online , Wednesday 16 May 2018
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has issued a presidential decree pardoning 332 jailed individuals including youths and those with health problems.
 
Those pardoned include Andrew Nassef, a member of the leftist under-construction Bread and Freedom Party, who was serving a five-year sentence for propagating for the committing of terror acts.
 
Islam Marei, a leading member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party (ESDP), who was serving a three-year sentence on financing terrorism charges, is among those pardoned, a source in the ESDP  told Ahram Online.
 
Under the Egyptian constitution, the president can issue pardon decrees for prisoners who have been handed final court rulings that cannot be appealed.
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