34 Political Prisoners Released

by Matthew Shaffer

 

Via Al Jazeera: 

“Interior Minister Mahmoud Wagdy issued an order today releasing 34 political detainees considered to be among the extremist elements, after evaluating their positions,” the state-owned Middle East News Agency (MENA) said on Tuesday.

“They showed good intentions and expressed their desire to live peaceably with society.”

The report added they had handed themselves over to the authorities after escaping from prison during several days of disorder last month.

Security forces were withdrawn from the streets after failing to crush millions of protesters on January 28. Security then broke down at many prisons around the country.