Mansour issues decree cancelling Morsi’s pardon of 52 defendants
Egypt's Interim President Adly Mansour - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Interim President Adly Mansour issued on Thursday a presidential decree cancelling a decree that had been issued by former President Mohamed Morsi to pardon 52 defendants, reported Youm7.

The decree abolished six decisions by Morsi issued in 2012 and 2013, pardoning 52 defendants.

Under Mansour’s decree, Morsi’s pardoning of the death penalty for four defendants out of five will be replaced with life imprisonment.

Mansour’s decree also stipulates that the period between the date of the pardoning and his decree will be deducted from the penalty period.

His new decree comes in response to a memorandum submitted by the government to request the cancellation of Morsi’s pardons.

Additional reporting by Mohamed el-Galy.

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