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Monday, October 8, 2012

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsy pardons political prisoners

Mohamed Morsy, Egypt's President
On the 100th day of his presidency Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy issued an official pardon for all political prisoners convicted and imprisoned during the January 25 Revolution days and the following transitional period.

The release of all Egyptian citizens arrested and facing the military trials was one of the key demands of the revolutionary forces. Mohamed Morsy ordered to pardon all the citizens who were arrested during the period of the protests since 25 January 2011 and till the 30 June 2012 when the President was inaugurated.

The presidential pardon of the political prisoners includes all the persons currently facing the trials and all those who have already received their sentences and serving jail terms. The pardon does not include the persons convicted of murder.