Egypt victory flag by Kodak Agfa on Flickr-CCEgypt’s military ruler has pardoned 1,959 people convicted by military courts in the year since President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, including activist Michael Nabil whose hunger strike had brought him close to death.

The pardon comes just four days before the first anniversary of the Egyptian uprising which began on January 25 igniting the Arab Spring protests that swept the region.

(READ the story on Reuters)

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