By Ebi Kesiena
Egyptian authorities have announced the release of 3,886 prisoners on the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the 6th October 1973 war.
According to the Interior Minister, prisoner files were examined nationwide before determining those who deserved to be pardoned.
He stated that the process was concluded with the release of 3,886 prisoners, adding that those to be released are being transferred to police stations in preparation for their release.
No names of the released prisoners or other details such as how long they have been in prison and what they were charged with have been provided by the ministry.
According to the Egyptian constitution, the President can pardon prisoners who have no further avenues for appeal.
Egypt holds an annual commemoration of its victory against Israel and the recapture of the Sinai Peninsula under the leadership of late President Anwar El-Sadat. Sadat signed a peace treaty with the occupation state in March 1979. He was assassinated in Cairo during the 6th October victory parade in 1981.