Egypt confesses sins over death sentences

Egypt pardons 165 people that some of them arrested for protests against Sisi's coup.

Egypt confesses sins over death sentences

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Egypt dictatorship on Wednesday pardoned 165 people, many of them young men or juveniles, who had been jailed for protests, officials said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Egyptian court sentenced president elect Mohamed Mursi to death in a case related to a 2011 mass jail break.

The Egyptian court had also sentenced five Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including the group’s head, Mohamed Badie, to death for participating in the jailbreak.

None of the 165 appeared to be among the well-known political activists serving multi-year terms for violating a law that dramatically restricted the right to protest after years of turmoil.

A crackdown by security forces that began with the deaths of hundreds of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the imprisonment of thousands more has since expanded to include the liberal and secular activists who helped to topple Hosni Mubarak in 2011, many of whom fell foul of the protest law.

Supporters of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, protested against Sisi's coup.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Haziran 2015, 17:44