Egypt releases 5,532 prisoners pardoned by president on Eid Al-Fitr
Egypt's Prisons Authority ordered on Sunday the release of 5,532 inmates on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.
The prisoners were released with a presidential pardon in accordance with presidential decrees 231 and 232 for the year 2020.
A list of those released was not immediately available.
Sunday is the first day of the Islamic Eid Al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is celebrated by Muslims worldwide.
According to the Egyptian constitution, the president can issue pardons for prisoners who had received final court rulings that cannot be further appealed.
Egyptian presidents traditionally issue pardons several times a year, usually on major national and religious holidays.
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