President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 502 prisoners, on Friday, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
The pardoned prisoners included 175 young people below the age of 30; 25 female prisoners; 8 university professors; 3 lawyers; and 5 engineers.
The pardoned prisoners also included cases released for health reasons and others who have served more than three quarters of their prison sentences.
The prisoners will be released before Eid al-Fitr in accordance with Sisi’s presidential decree.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm