Egyptian President Pardons Revolutionary Prisoners

World | October 9, 2012, Tuesday // 10:57|  views

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Photo by RIA Novosti

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has pardoned all citizens arrested in connection with the popular outrising  that led to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.

The pardon applies to all those arrested from 25 January 2011, the first day of the revolution, until 30 June 2012, when Morsi took office.

"The pardon covers those who are currently facing trial as well those already serving jail sentences," the president's administration announced on Monday, as cited by RIA Novosti.

However, the amnesty does not include those convicted of first-degree murder or unrelated crimes committed at the same time.

Most of those on trial or convicted were detained during the 16 months that Egypt was ruled by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which assumed presidential powers after Mubarak stepped down.

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Tags: Mohamed Morsi, Egypt, Egyptian, prisoners, Hosni Mubarak


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