In Pics: Egypt releases new batch of 35 pretrial detainees



Tue, 07 Feb 2023 - 08:07 GMT


Tue, 07 Feb 2023 - 08:07 GMT



CAIRO – 7 February 2023: A new batch of 35 prisoners were released on Tuesday Morning according to Member of Parliament and a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee, Tarek Al Khouly who published photos for the released prisoners on his Facebook account.



He noted that the batch was released earlier today as part of the Pardon Committee efforts to realease as many as possible of the pretrial detainees.

Since President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi activated the committee, more than 1,000 pretrial detainees have been released and several convicts received presidential pardons.



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 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.







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