Prisoners released per presidential pardon on first day of Eid al-Fitr on June 15, 2018 - Hazim Abdel Samad
CAIRO - 31 August 2018: The Interior Ministry has announced on Friday that 172 inmates were pardoned, while 467 others were released on parole on the occasion of Eidul-Adha.
In a statement, the ministry said that the move comes in line with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's decree no. 391/2018 on pardoning some prisoners on the occasion of Eidul Adha.
The prison sector formed committees to examine the cases of prisoners who deserve the pardon.