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Egypt's released political prisoners get economic aid

A presidential initiative puts former political detainees on economic track after their release.
Inmates performing in a band are seen during a government-guided tour for the media,at the Correctional and Rehabilitation Center in Badr city, east of Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 22, 2022.

CAIRO — An Egyptian presidency program that offers amnesty to political prisoners not involved in violence has gone the extra mile by finding jobs for these prisoners after their release.

The program is seen by the former detainees as giving them renewed hope, and rescuing them from the economic devastation associated with incarceration.

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