Egypt releases 2,337 prisoners upon presidential pardon
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Egypt has released 2,337 prisoners upon a presidential pardon, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The decision was made to mark Egypt's 70th annual Police Day which fell on Tuesday.

The Egyptian president, according to the country's constitution, can issue pardon decrees for prisoners who had received final unappealable court rulings.

The president usually issues a pardon decree on public holidays, including two religious Muslim festivals, the holy month of Ramadan, and the July 23 Revolution Day.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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