Anwar Essmat Sadat poised to leave Parliament



Tue, 28 Feb 2017 - 07:39 GMT


Tue, 28 Feb 2017 - 07:39 GMT

Anwar Essmat Sadat - YOUM7 (Archive)

Anwar Essmat Sadat - YOUM7 (Archive)

Cairo- 27 February 2017: Parliament's Legislative Affairs Committee upheld the suggestion to strip prominent member of Parliament (MP) Anwar Essmat Sadat of his membership,

Al-Mar reported


The measure comes after Parliament's Ethics Committee held a meeting to recommend his removal.

Both committees found him guilty of leaking copies of the newly government-drafted NGO law to foreign embassies in Cairo, forging signatures of other MPs in favor of an NGO law he had drafted last year, and damaging Egypt’s image abroad,

Daily News Egypt reported

on Sunday.

Sadat has denied the accusations in a 140-page statement issued and given to the Legislative Affairs Committee on Feb. 21.

Commenting on the current situation, Sadat

told Al-shorouq

that that he was not surprised by the committee’s verdict, reiterating his respect for the parliament.

Sadat said the matter is now left to his colleagues' consciences.

Youm7 reported

on Monday that Parliamentary Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal will preside over a closed meeting to discuss legal measures to be taken against Sadat before holding a public session on his exclusion.

According to the Constitution, Parliament must vote with a two-thirds majority in order to dismiss Sadat.

Sadat, the nephew of late President Anwar Sadat, is the head of the liberal Reform and Development Party, and a former chairman of the Human Rights Committee.



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