Sixty-five prisoners and detainees were released early on Friday in accordance with the presidential pardon granted to 82 prisoners on Thursday, state media reported.
The list was proposed by the Detained Youth Committee, which was assigned by the presidency to review the status of detainees, especially young students.
The expected list actually had 83 names according to committee members, but only 82 names seemed to have been granted presidential approval.
The list included 22 students, 22 workers, and two journalists, who come from various governorates, according to a copy made pubic by committee member Mohamed Abdel Aziz.
The committee was created during President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s National Youth Conference, following statements by prominent politician Osama Al-Ghazaly Harb to release detainees in cases related to freedom of expression.