Following a presidential pardon in observance of Eid Al-Fitr and Sinai Liberation Day, Egypt freed 1,920 prisoners on Sunday.
The Community Protection Committees convened meetings, according to the Ministry of Interior, to decide who is eligible for a pardon during a ceremony that was held for the first time inside a rehabilitation and penitentiary facility.
The committees released 1,920 inmates within the framework of the Ministry’s keenness to implement the punitive policy to provide care for the inmates and activate the executive role of the methods of releasing the convicts who have been qualified.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Amnesty Committee continued to receive requests from families of political activists and debtors, parties, and community entities to release other prisoners.
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Authorities released earlier dozens of detainees pending various cases in parallel with the launch of the National Dialogue under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.
The President reconstituted the “Presidential Amnesty Committee” last April and called for a national dialogue among the various political factions, except the Muslim Brotherhood organization, which is classified as “terrorist.”
According to a statement by the Ministry of Interior, Egyptians received the initiative well.
The Ministry said the initiative comes in light of continuing to enhance the spirit of active participation with citizens, confirming its keenness to activate the social role in securing various occasions and celebrations.