Report: Egypt revokes 52 Morsi-era pardons

By REUTERS
May 30, 2014 16:08




CAIRO - Egypt's interim president has revoked amnesties for 52 people pardoned by ousted president Mohamed Morsi, state media reported, including Islamists affiliated with the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, pardoned a number of Islamists during his one-year rule, many of whom had been imprisoned since the 1990s.

He was overthrown in July last year by former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi following mass protests against his rule. Sisi was elected president by a landslide this week, according to preliminary results.

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