Egypt's President El-Sisi pardons 332 prisoners including youths and poor health cases
Ahram Online, , Wednesday 16 May 2018


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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