9 October 2012, 03:01

Egypt’s President pardons revolutionaries of 2011-2012

Egypt’s President pardons revolutionaries of 2011-2012

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has decreed general amnesty for members of the revolutionary events in the country in 2011-2012. This was reported on Monday by the presidential administration.

The presidential amnesty pardons "all Egyptian prisoners or those under trial on charges related to revolutionary events, dating from January 25th 2011 to June 30th 2012."

Cairo and other major cities of Egypt were swept by many-million strong protest actions on January 25, 2011 against the existing regime. The developments subsequently resulted in the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

On June 30, 2012, after securing victory in the country’s first democratic elections, Mohammed Mursi was sworn in as the new president of Egypt.

TASS

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