Egyptian President Pardons 332 on Start of Holy Month of Ramadan

Published May 16th, 2018 - 12:43 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (AFP/File Photo)
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (AFP/File Photo)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has issued a presidential decree pardoning 332 jailed individuals including youths and those with health problems.

Those pardoned include Andrew Nassef, a member of the leftist under-construction Bread and Freedom Party, who was serving a five-year sentence for propagating for the committing of terror acts.

Islam Marei, a leading member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party (ESDP), who was serving a three-year sentence on financing terrorism charges, is among those pardoned, a source in the ESDP told Ahram Online.

Under the Egyptian constitution, the president can issue pardon decrees for prisoners who have been handed final court rulings that cannot be appealed.

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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