CAIRO, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi issued on Monday a decree to pardon 203 jailed young people, state-run MENA news agency reported.
Sisi's move came in response to last year's national youth conference where he ordered formation of a youth committee to study the cases of youth prisoners in various controversial cases mostly related to protests and opinions.
Article 155 of the Egyptian constitution gives the president the right to issue pardons for those handed final jail terms after consulting the cabinet.
In November last year, Sisi pardoned 82 prisoners, mostly university students.
Sisi repeatedly expressed awareness of the presence of wrongfully imprisoned people and promised to work on their release.