1659 prisoners released in Egypt since February

Ahram Online, Saturday 12 Mar 2011

Ministry releases prisoners as part of post-revolution review of their cases

According to the interior ministry’s prison affairs department, they have released 904 political prisoners and 755 criminal prisoners since the beginning of February.

The ministry stated that a list with the names of those released and the dates of their release is available on its official website.

The ministry’s steps to release prisoners came as part of Egypt’s post-revolution revisions of all criminal and political files.

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