Pardon Committee, Hamdeen Sabahi thank President Sisi for releasing Zyad El Elaimy



Mon, 24 Oct 2022 - 12:40 GMT


Mon, 24 Oct 2022 - 12:40 GMT

CAIRO – 24 October 2022: Egypt’s Presidential Pardon Committee, along with Egyptian politician Hamdeen Sabahi thanked President Abdel Fattah al Sisi for pardoning former parliamentarian Zyad El Elaimy.

In a statement, Monday the Pardon Committee said that ‘Sisi promised to pardon Elaimy and fulfilled as usual’

Politician Hamdeen Sabahi thanked Sisi on his official Facebook account saying:” Thank God, Zyad El Elaimy was released ... Thanks to President Sisi for his pardoning decree.”

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi pardoned on Monday politician, former parliamentarian Zyad El Elaimy who was sentenced in 2021 to 5 years in prison for charges of spreading false news.

The decree no. 510 of 2022 for releasing Elaimy comes in response to appeals by political parties and the presidential pardon commission.

The decision is part of the president's efforts to activate the work of the pardon commission.

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, formed in 2016 and reactivated by Sisi in April, aims to release young prisoners of conscience and reintegrate them into society.

The Egyptian Prosecution’s decisions to release a number of pretrial detainees give further momentum to the National Dialogue, said dialogue coordinator, Diaa Rashwan.

In remarks during his TV program “Masr Jadida” on ETC, Rashwan said the prosecution’s decisions encourage further parties of different orientations to conduct the dialogue.




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