Egypt: Amnesty Morsi revolutionaries

Egypt: Amnesty Morsi revolutionaries

Cairo : Egypt | Oct 08, 2012 at 4:28 PM PDT
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The president has decided to pardon those who had been arrested for their support for the revolution. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi decided on Monday to pardon all those supporting the "revolution" and arrested since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year until June 2012, when he came to power. In a decree published on its official Facebook page, the chair announces amnesty for acts "committed to support the revolution and achieve its objectives in the period from 25 January 2011 to 30 June 2012, except crimes of murder. " The "25 January Revolution", when hundreds of thousands of Egyptians protested tirelessly to demand the departure of the dictatorial regime of Hosni Mubarak, forced the latter, in power since 1981, to resign. The amnesty covers those already convicted by the law and those who are still under investigation or are on trial, according to the text. This decree comes 100 days after the accession to power of Mr. Morsi first Egyptian president to be freely elected. It is also the first head of state Islamist civil as all his predecessors from the ranks of the army. The decision comes as the eve of the first anniversary of the events called "Maspero", in which a score of protesters were killed in clashes with police during a rally Copts (Christians of Egypt) who were protesting against the burning of a church.
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Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi
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