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Egypt's interior ministry releases 498 prisoners upon presidential pardon, conditional releases

According to the Egyptian constitution, the president can pardon prisoners who had received final court rulings that cannot be further appealed

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Feb 2020
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Egypt's interior ministry released on Saturday 498 prisoners uon a presidential pardon and conditional releases.
Around 129 prisoners were released upon a presidential pardon, while 369 were released conditionally. The releases came in commemoration of Egypt's 68th annual Police Day, which is marked on 25 January.

A list of those released was not immediately available.

According to the Egyptian constitution, the president can issue pardon decrees for prisoners who had received final court rulings that cannot be further appealed.

In May 2019, the president issued a decree pardoning 560 prisoners, including young people and prisoners with health problems.

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