File photo: ِِA snap shot of Prisoners hugging their relative after being released in front Wadi El-Natrun correctional facility on Wednesday 25 January, 2023. Photo courtesy of Egyptian Ministry of Interior Facebook page.
The Ministry of the Interior’s Community Protection Sector reviewed the files of inmates in correctional and rehabilitation centres across the country who had served partial sentences to determine those eligible for release, according to a statement by the ministry.
This comes within the framework of the ministry's keenness to implement a modern penal policy, provide care for inmates and release those who have been rehabilitated and integrate them back into society, the statement added.
In April, 1,920 inmates were released by pardon on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr and Sinai Liberation Day.