Today, six inmates were released as per a presidential pardon on Saturday, announced lawmaker Mohamed Abdel Aziz, member of the Presidential Pardon Committee.
Also, the Egyptian Supreme State Security Prosecution released nine pretrial detainees, including Ashraf Mahmoud, Adel Ahmed, and Mohamed El-Sayed in the case no. 880.
The newly-released prisoners are Kholoud Saeed, Hussein Khamis, Shebel Mabrouk, Abdel Rahman Moka, Alaa Essam Ramadan, Mohamed Mohy El-Din Mohamed.
Awady added that none of the convicts eligible for presidential pardon had been asked to accept any deals for getting out in return.
A new group of prisoners will be released within 24 hours, said Mohamed Abdel Aziz, a member of the presidential pardon committee.
Anyone who did not shed blood nor participated in acts of violence and terrorism would be released and those who served the time of pre-trial detention must be released immediately or referred to a trial.
A total of 986 inmates have been pardoned by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Eid al-Fitr, according to a Tuesday statement by the Ministry of Interior.
The Presidential Pardon Committee held its first meeting with its new formation and prepared a list of detainees for pardoning on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.
The preparation of that list comes on the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day, which is April 25.
The minister noted that the selection was restricted to those who got loans to pay for essentials.
The decree was published in the official gazette Al-Waqa'i' al-Misriyya on Sunday to be effective on Monday.
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.
The Prisons Sector released, Monday 2,674 prisoners from Jail under a presidential pardon issued in the occasion of the Sinai Liberation Day.
The prison authorities in Egypt have released 168 inmates per a presidential pardon, while many others have been granted a conditional release.
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi issued Saturday a presidential pardon for 3157 prisoners for the arrival of Eid al Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast).
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi issued Wednesday a decree pardoning a number of prisoners on the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day on April 25, as a series of presidential pardons have been issued during the past years.
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior on Thursday announced releasing 439 people, including 88 persons by a presidential pardon and 351 others on parole.
Eighty-six received presidential pardons while 219 were released on parole.
A total of 234 inmates were given a presidential pardon, while 353 others were released on parole.
This group was released on the occasion of Eid al-Adha celebrations (Muslims’ Grand Feast).