The Interior Ministry announced Thursday granting an exceptional visit to inmates at correctional and rehabilitation centers nationwide on the occasion of Coptic Christmas from January 9 to January 24.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the committee asserted that it would continue its work to release more prisoners and merge them into the society.
The committees assigned to review files of prisoners nationwide announced that 1,270 prisoners deserve to be pardoned as they meet the conditions set for pardoning inmates.
A new batch of convicts and pre-trial detainees will be released Thursday in Egypt.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued presidential decree No. 260/2022 pardoning three prisoners from serving the rest of their jail sentences.
The newly-released prisoners are Kholoud Saeed, Hussein Khamis, Shebel Mabrouk, Abdel Rahman Moka, Alaa Essam Ramadan, Mohamed Mohy El-Din Mohamed.
A new group of prisoners will be released within 24 hours, said Mohamed Abdel Aziz, a member of the presidential pardon committee.
The preparation of that list comes on the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day, which is April 25.
All prisoners across Egypt were granted two exceptional visits during the Holy month of Ramadan, which is expected to begin on Saturday.
This is also part of the Interior Ministry's social role.
As per the criteria for releasing the inmates, the convict should serve a minimum part of their prison term as well as good behavior.
On 27 January 2021, a total of 3,022 convicts were pardoned on the occasion of the Police Day after the Prison Authority decided the pardon conditions apply to them.
The step is part of the ministry's efforts to implement a modern concept of penal policy.
The Egyptian Cabinet approved a draft decision by the President to pardon a number of prisoners.
The Cabinet has approved a draft decision by the President to pardon the remaining prison term of some of the convicted.
The official asserted that the inmate is in good health condition and does not take any medication since she was placed in confinement.
The High Commission for Pardon began examining the cases entitled to conditional release and choose the inmates to be pardoned accordingly.
A total of 167 prisoners were released per a presidential pardon, while 308 others were granted a conditional release, the Interior Ministry said.
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi issued Saturday a presidential pardon for 3,157 prisoners.
A total of 228 were pardoned as per the presidential decree, while 300 other inmates were released on parole.