Presidential committee prepares new list to pardon prisoners

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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 - 09:31 GMT

Presidential Amnesty Commission – File Photo

Presidential Amnesty Commission – File Photo

CAIRO – 24 September 2017: The Presidential Committee will hold meetings in the coming week to discuss the names of the prisoners recommended for presidential pardon, said committee member Tareq El-Kholi on Saturday.


The committee will examine whether the prisoners meet the terms, regulations and provisions stated in the pardon decision to determine who will be eligible of said pardon proceeding with releasing the prisoners upon the completion of the examination results.

The committee includes prominent politicians, a journalist, and a member of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights, but not who belong to terrorist organization or commit a violent act, said El Kholi.

Article 155 of the Egyptian constitution stipulates that the president may issue a pardon or mitigate a sentence after consulting with the cabinet.

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