A still image of Former prisoner reacts as he hugs his relatives after being released on Saturday 23 July, 2022. Photo courtesy of Egyptian Interior Ministry Facebook page.
The ministry said its social protection department has studied the files of inmates in rehabilitation and correctional centres nationwide to determine those eligible for presidential pardon.
Earlier this month, the Interior Ministry announced the release of 1,270 prisoners as per a presidential pardon on the occasion of Eid El-Adha.
Egypt has released thousands of inmates as per presidential pardon decisions over the recent years on different national and religious occasions.
The 23 July 1952 Revolution, which was led by a group of officers dubbed the Free Officers Movement, secured Egypt’s independence from British colonial rule and ended the monarchy of King Farouk.