Thu, 07 Jul 2022 - 01:56 GMT
Thu, 07 Jul 2022 - 01:56 GMT
Photo of a prisoner's release per a presidential pardon on May 31, 2022, posted by Parliamentarian Tarek al-Khouly on his official Facebook page.
CAIRO – 7 July 2022: MP Tarek El-Khouli, a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee, has revealed the names of 60 detainees of conscience who are being released on Thursday.
Khouli announced that release procedures have already started and that a number of detained workers will be also released today.
Namely, the detainees are Mostafa Abdo, Mohamed Abdel Meguid, Mohamed Mostafa, Mostafa Abdel Salam, Mohamed Amer, Nashat Abu Zeid, Mohamed Abdullah, Ahmed El-Saeed, Mohamed El-Khatib, Mohamed Moussa, and Mohamed Afifi.
The released detainees are also Essam Soliman, Yasser Ahmed, Ali Fatouh, Abdel Wahab Radwan, Mohamed Imam, Ahmed El-Sayed, Hesham Hashem, Mohamed Rashad, Tamer Helmi, Taha Ahmed, Mohamed Rabie, and Mohamed Moselhi.
This is in addition to Nashat Fawzi, Mohamed Basiouni, Ahmed Ismail, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Taha Ali, Nagi Moawad, Abdel Aziz Swelam, Mohamed Khadr, Abdel Raouf Mohamed, Arafa Ahmed, Hassan Omar, Nour El Din Shaker, and Abdel Rahman Mohamed.
According to Khouli, detainees also include Mostafa Morsi, Mostafa Refai, Mahmoud Abdel Dayem, Waseem Soliman, Ragab Sadek, Abdel Hafez Tayea, Ibrahim Mohamed, Mohamed Ahmed, Yehia Ramadan, Mohamed Awad, Mohamed Saeed, Saeed Qassem, Mohamed Zain, Ramy Awad, and Adel Farouk.
Finally, Hatem Hamdy, Ali Sedki, El Sayed Ahmed, Mostafa Sayed, Sabry Khamis, El Sayed Ibrahim, Khaled Osama, Selim Safy, and Mostafa Gamal are included in the list, according to Khouli.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has issued a decree to pardon a number of prisoners on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha and the 70th anniversary of the 1952 Revolution.
Eid Al-Adha falls this year from Saturday 9 July to Tuesday 12 July while the 1952 Revolution is celebrated every year on 23 July.
The revolution marks the toppling of King Farouk and the abolition of monarchy by a group of army officers known as the Free Officers Movement and led by late Mohamed Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser, who then became presidents.
A first batch of imprisoned debtors in Egypt, comprising 75 men and women, will leave prison on Thursday, Tarek El-Khouli, a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee member has said.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Lawyer Khouli, a member of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Relations Committee, said that this comes in coordination with civil society organizations.
Late in June, Egyptian Presidential Pardon Committee member Tarek El-Awadi said a new list including a batch of prisoners of conscience will be released within days on the occasion of the 30 June Revolution.
He added that another batch of prisoners will be also released ahead of Eid Al-Adha.
The Presidential Pardon Committee, formed in 2016 and reactivated by President Sisi in April, aims to release young prisoners of conscience and reintegrate them into society.
Over the past weeks, many prisoners have been released since the committee has been activated.