In Photos: Egypt releases 3,438 pardoned inmates for Eid Al-Fitr

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 Apr 2024

The Ministry of Interior announced on Thursday the release of a total of 3,438 inmates after they received presidential pardons in celebration of Eid Al-Fitr.

Eid Al-Fitr
Relatives of an inmate celebrate his release with a presidential pardon on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. Ministry of Interior

 

The ministry's community protection sector reviewed the files of inmates in correctional and rehabilitation centres throughout the country who had served partial sentences to determine their eligibility for the pardons.

The inmates were released in a celebration held at the 10th of Ramadan Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre.

Families of the released inmates expressed gratitude to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for granting their relatives another opportunity to reintegrate into society.

To spread the joy of Eid, the ministry organized the prayers at the correctional centre and inmates enjoyed traditional Eid cookies and biscuits.

Religious and national occasions in Egypt always see the release of thousands of prisoners, including debtors, from correctional centres nationwide.

 

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