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Presidential pardon for Al Jazeera journalists, activists

Al-Sisi instructs release of 100 youth, including journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, on Wednesday

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a presidential pardon on Wednesday for 100 imprisoned youth, including Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, his colleague Baher Mohamed and activists Sanaa Seif and Yara Sallam.

The pardon was applied to those imprisoned in several cases, including the Itihadiya protest. Seif and Sallam are among the 22 pardoned in this case.

Eighteen were pardoned in the Shura Council protest case including activist Hany Al-Gamal and Peter Youssef.

In the Al Jazeera journalists case, Fahmy and his colleague Mohamed were pardoned. In the case on the Al-Raml Police Station incidents in Alexandria, poet Omar Hazek also received a pardon.

A full list of cases and names of those pardoned is yet to be released.

Al-Sisi instructed Minister of interior Magdy Abdel Ghaffar to finish release procedures for the pardoned on Wednesday, state news agency MENA reported.

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