Saturday, October 6, 2012

Egypt: 569 Pardons

Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has announced that he intends to pardon 569 criminals to mark the October 6th national holiday. The prisoners will be released from jail after selection by a  committee led by the deputy interior minister for prison affairs.

It is also reported, however, that "such tactics" have "many critics" It is, for exmaple, noted that the president "has failed to fulfil campaign promises to release all people jailed after military trials during the reign of the military council." And they see these prisoners as "more of a priority for release than ordinary prisoners." See full story here.

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