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Egypt pardons 305 prisoners on October war victory

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announced on Thursday a presidential pardon for 86 prisoners, the Interior Ministry said in a Facebook statement.

Another 219 prisoners have been conditionally released totally 305, according to the statement said.

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The decree came on the occasion of the anniversary of the October War victory on Israel, it added.

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

Xinhua/NAN

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