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.
Tarek El-Khouly, a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee, published photos on his social media pages for the release of the new batch,
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.
The Presidential Pardon Committee thanked the Presidency, the Attorney General and the Ministry of Interior for the decisions to release those are being held in pretrial detention pending cases of freedom of opinion.
MP and lawyer Tarek El-Khouly, member of the committee, posted pictures for the pretrial detainees who were released yesterday.
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.
The detainees, released as per a decision by the Public Prosecution, include renowned lawyer Haitham Mohamedin, said Awadi on Facebook.
Egyptian authorities are prepared to release 33 pretrial detainees “within hours” after finalizing their release procedures, Member of the House of Representatives Tarek El-Khouly said on Friday.
Khouli announced that release procedures have already started and that a number of detained workers will be also released today.