Egypt's Mansour annuls pardon decree by former president

Thursday 29-05-2014 10:05 PM
Egypt's Mansour annuls pardon decree by former president

President Mohamed Mursi in a previous interview with Reuters - Reuters


CAIRO, May 29 (Aswat Masriya) - Egypt's President Adli Mansour has issued a decree to annul a previous decree by former President Mohamed Mursi to pardon 52 convicts.

According to the new decree, which Mansour issued on Thursday, pardons granted for a death sentence will be replaced with a life sentence.

As for pardons on jail sentences, the period between Mursi's decree and this one will be deducted from the jail sentences of the convicted.

The cabinet had approved today Mansour's draft resolution to annul some of the decrees Mursi issued between June 2012 and 3 July 2013 to pardon or reduce the sentences of 52 convicts.

In a statement issued on 22 May, the cabinet said that a thorough government research has revealed that some pardons were granted to convicts who committed crimes that affect the security of the nation and its people.

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