70 prisoners to be released from pretrial detention: Pardon Committee



Tue, 11 Oct 2022 - 06:28 GMT


Tue, 11 Oct 2022 - 06:28 GMT

CAIRO – 11 October 2022: The procedures of releasing 70 persons from pretrial detention are currently taking place according to Member of the Presidential Pardon Committee Tarek El Khouly, Tuesday.

He wrote in statement on his facebook page, that this number of released inmates consider to be the largest since the activation of the presidential pardon committee per President Abdel Fattah al Sisi decision.

Earlier in September, Member of Egypt’s Presidential Pardon Committee Mohamed Abdel Aziz said 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.

Abdel Aziz thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for launching the National Dialogue in April, which started with activating the Presidential Pardon Committee, originally formed in 2016.

He added that the goal of the dialogue is to find common grounds among different parties and deliver a message that steps of building the new republic are interconnected in accordance with a unified vision.

Egypt has released hundreds of inmates over the past month since President Sisi called for a national dialogue in April, including pretrial detainees and pardoned inmates.

The Presidential Pardon Committee aims to release young prisoners of conscience and reintegrate them into society.




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