Sisi pardons 354 prisoners for Eid al-Fitr
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered pardons for 354 prisoners on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, and the Interior Ministry will finish procedures to release the prisoners Monday morning, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

Many have already been released.

The released prisoners have all already spent half of their sentences inside jail and have good behavior records, as required by Egyptian law. It is tradition in Egypt to issue presidential pardons on official occasions.

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