Egyptian Presidential Pardon Committee
The Egyptian authorities are releasing now a new batch of 33 pretrial detainees, lawyer and member of the Presidential Pardon Committee Tarek El-Awadi said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
“This comes within the framework of the Presidential Pardon Committee’s efforts in coordination with the Public Prosecution and the relevant state authorities,” Khouly stated.
Pictures showed Eleimy while leaving prison and getting reunited with his family after more than three years of detention.
Renowned Egyptian politician Khaled Dawoud and political activist Hossam Mones hailed President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s decision to pardon lawyer and former MP Ziad El-Eleimy on Monday.
Egypt has so far released 1,040 pretrial detainees and 12 convicts since the reactivation of the Presidential Pardon Committee on 26 April, human rights lawyer Tarek El-Awady said on Thursday.
MP and lawyer Tarek El-Khouly, member of the committee, posted pictures for the pretrial detainees who were released yesterday.
A first batch of imprisoned debtors in Egypt, comprising 75 men and women, will leave prison on Thursday, Tarek El-Khouli, a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee member said.
In a Facebook post, Awadi said that another batch of prisoners will be also released ahead of Eid Al-Adha, which falls in July this year.
Khouli’s remarks come while many prisoners have received presidential pardon over the recent weeks after President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi announced in April reviving the committee, first formed in 2016, and expanding its work.
The Presidential Pardon Committee held its first meeting with its new formation and prepared a list of detainees for pardoning on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.