CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued recommendations on the 165 prisoners he pardoned Wednesday; the released youth should be rehabilitated and integrated into the Egyptian society, according to the presidency media office.
The released youth, who include minors, should have a role in the upcoming period, according to the media office.
The majority of those released is affiliated with the Muslim Brothehrood and were arrested over illegal protesting, according to Youm7.
Sisi passed the decree Wednesday morning for the prisoners to join their families on the first day of Ramadan, Thursday. Ramadan in the 9th month in the Islamic calendar Islamic Calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn to sunset.
According to his decree, issued in January, released prisoners must have served half the term of their final sentences and their offences must not have been violent crimes or attacking public or police properties.
Wednesday’s pardon did not include prominent activists who were jailed over similar charges; most notably Alaa Abdel Fatah, Sanna Seif, Yara Sallam and Ahmed Douma.