FILE - Pardoned prisoners in Egypt
CAIRO, Feb 1 (MENA) - Some 129 prisoners were pardoned and 369 others were released on parole, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
The move was taken in accordance with a presidential decree on pardoning some prisoners on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the Police Day, the ministry said in a statement.
The step is part of the interior ministry's efforts to implement a modern concept of penal policy, provide inmates with all means of welfare and apply the procedures set for releasing rehabilitated convicts.
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