File- Egyptian prisoners
File- Egyptian prisoners

3094 inmates released per presidential Pardon

Wed, Apr. 24, 2019
CAIRO - 24 April 2019: A total 3094 inmates were released on Wednesday, as per a presidential pardon on the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the liberation of the Sinai Peninsula, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.

In March 2019, a total of 157 also inmates have been pardoned, as per presidential pardon No. 52/2019, concerning the release of some inmates after serving part of their sentences. Also, 417 people were granted a conditional release.

A group of 408 prisoners has been released per a presidential pardon earlier in March.

According to the constitution, the president has the right to issue pardons for convicted prisoners after consulting with the Cabinet.

In October 2016, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced the formation of a presidential pardon committee, headed by political thinker, Osama al-Ghazaly Harb, for pardoning detainees with charges pending further investigation.
 
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