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Egypt's prison authority pardons 885 prisoners ahead of Sinai Liberation Day

Ahead of Sinai Liberation Day celebrations on 25 April, Egypt's interior ministry-run prison authority grants amnesty to hundreds of prisoners

Ahram Online , Tuesday 23 Apr 2013
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Egypt's prison authority, which operates under the auspices of the interior ministry, has ordered the release of 885 prisoners from all 42 detention centres across the country.

The move comes ahead of Egypt's Sinai Liberation Day celebrations on 25 April.

Head of the prison authority Mohamed Nagy stated the Ministry of Interior had pardoned 885 prisoners from completing the rest of their punishments. However, their exact names and charges were not mentioned.

In January, a similar move was taken by the prison authority in celebration of Egypt's 2011 January 25 Revolution, initially marked as Police Day, where 143 prisoners were released.

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John Andrews
24-04-2013 01:38pm
Goodness gracious! In every article you publish or post you (Ahram English) seem to do your worst to represent the counter-revolution in Egypt. This article no exception: you ignore that it was President Morsi who instructed the release of these prisoners.
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