2674 prisoners released from jail under presidential pardon



Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 10:17 GMT


Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 10:17 GMT


CAIRO- 26 April 2021: The Prisons Sector released, Monday 2,674 prisoners from Jail under a presidential pardon issued in the occasion of the Sinai Liberation Day.

The Presidential Decree No. (143) of (2021) regarding amnesty usually applied for the prisoners who have fulfilled the conditions of pardon after examining all files of inmates in prisons.

Presidential pardons are customary to national and religious occasions. According to article 155 of the constitution, the president is allowed to issue pardons only after a final ruling is issued.

However, the perpetrators of certain crimes are not eligible for pardon. These crimes comprise arms trafficking, terrorism, drug trafficking of more than 10 kilograms, “heroin” trade regardless of the quantity, and revenge killing.

Thousands of prisoners have been released over the past years as per a presidential pardon.




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