Pardon Committee thanks President Sisi for supporting its efforts



Mon, 19 Sep 2022 - 02:17 GMT


Mon, 19 Sep 2022 - 02:17 GMT

CAIRO – 19 September 2022: Member of Egypt’s Presidential Pardon Committee Mohamed Abdel Aziz thanked President Abdel Fattah al Sisi, Sunday for supporting and encouraging the efforts done by the committee to release prisoners.

“Everything we do comes as a result of President Sisi continuous support and facilitation of the work of the pardon committee since its activation.” Presidential Pardon Committee member said in televised statements.

Abdel Aziz added that the Presidential Pardon Committee receives all requests from the families of the detainees, from the committee’s website, as well as through the Human Rights Council, indicating: “I reassure the families of the imprisoned that all requests they submit regarding their relatives are received and that we will not stop trying our best efforts to continue releasing more batches of the prisoners in the coming period.”

The presidential committee overseeing the file of pardoned inmates is working to reintegrate released prisoners into society by creating jobs for them.

Measures are taken for some of the pardoned inmates to restore their previous jobs, the committee said Monday.

It added that it is coordinating with bodies concerned to solve some procedural matters regarding travel bans and sequestration of funds.

Member of Egypt’s Presidential Pardon Committee Mohamed Abdel Aziz said, September 17 that the pardon requests are currently reviewed at a faster pace in a message of reassurance to families.

Batches of inmates receiving presidential pardons have become successive and at close intervals, Abdel Aziz said, affirming that the committee is keen to review all requests to release all those who did not engage in violent acts.




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