Egypt Independent

Update: 1,011 inmates released on Eid al-Fitr occasion



The Ministry of the Interior’s Prison Sector pardoned and released 1,011 inmates on Sunday on Eid al-Fitr occasion in accordance to Presidential Decree No. 280/2017.

The Prison Sector headed by Major General Mohamed al-Khelaisy ordered the pardon and release of 913 inmates who have served the majority of their sentence.

The sector released 98 other inmates conditionally.

On Friday, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree pardoning 502 prisoners, including 25 women and large number of youth detained over involvement in protests.

Business tycoon Hisham Talaat Mostafa was among those released by the presidential pardon.

 

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm