President Sisi pardons 7 prisoners who've been issued final judicial rulings



Fri, 29 Jul 2022 - 07:53 GMT


Fri, 29 Jul 2022 - 07:53 GMT

CAIRO – 29 July 2022: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi pardoned, Friday number of prisoners whom been issued final judicial rulings against them.

The pardoned prisoners list included:

Egyptian actor Tarik Al-Nahry

Journalist Hisham Fouad

Activist Abdel El Raouf Khattab

Researcher Ahmed Samir Santawi

Engineer Khaled Sadeq

Activist Khaled Abdel Moneim Sadeq

SaberActivist Qasim Ashraf Qasim Ahmad


On April 26, 2022, President Sisi - during the Egyptian family's iftar in the holy month of Ramadan - directed the National Youth Conference management, in coordination with all political parties and youth currents, to conduct a political dialogue on the priorities of national actions during the current stage.

He said that the objective of the national dialogue, aims at listening to people’s opinions for “the sake of the nation.”

He also reactivated Presidential Pardon Committee, of which reviewed the conditions and files of nearly 700 inmates according to the journalists’ syndicate head, Diaa Rashwan.

MP Tarek El-Khouli, a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee, has explained to Egypt Today last June, criteria that the recently revived committee’s work is based on to prepare pardon lists.

Khouli’s remarks come while many prisoners have received presidential pardon over the recent weeks after President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi announced in April reviving the committee, first formed in 2016, and expanding its work.

“Our work while preparing the pardon lists and choosing names conform to two criteria; first, they must not be part of a terrorist group and second, they must not have engaged in violence and bloodshed crimes,” Khouli, MP for the Coordination's Committee of Parties' Youth Leaders and Politicians (CPYP), told Egypt Today.

He added that all those who do meet these criteria have the chance of being included in the pardon lists.

Khouli affirmed that the committee receives pardon requests via many avenues, including through the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) and the human rights committees of the House of Representatives and Senate.

In addition, the committee receives pardon requests through the National Youth Conference website, Khouli added.

The committee not only works to prepare pardon lists, it also seeks to reintegrate them into society.

“We work on making sure that those who were dismissed from their work are back to their workplace and students who were dismissed from universities are back to them,” Khouli added.

The committee’s work will also extend to include the male and female indebted prisoners during the coming period, the parliamentarian added.




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