Some 129 prisoners were pardoned and 369 others were released on parole, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a decree No. 260/2018 to pardon some convicts on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
Ethiopian Prime Minister extended thanks al-Sisi, before leaving Cairo, for releasing a group of Ethiopians jailed in Egyptian prisons.
The Interior Ministry's prison department pardoned 447 prisoners on the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day.