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Egypt's MOI preparing list of wrongly arrested youth to be released: Sisi

The ministry of interior will also include those who were detained over minor charges

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Jan 2015
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi
In this image released by state news agency MENA, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi gives a speech at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 8, 2014 (Photo:AP)
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The Egyptian interior ministry is preparing a list of young detainees who were wrongly arrested or have been detained over minor charges, to be released before the fourth anniversary of the 25 January uprising, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Monday.

Speaking during his visit to the UAE, the president said the list include all cases presented by the media as well as Egyptian organisations.

The list is currently being revised by the responsible entities, the president added.

Two of the detainees being considered for are young men serving three-year sentences for attempting to overthrow former president Mohamed Morsi, he said, without giving further details. .

Morsi was ousted in July 2013 after mass protests against his rule.

In a meeting with political parties last week, El-Sisi had asked party representatives to make a list of arrested youth who were unjustly arrested.

Since November 2013, hundreds of Islamists and liberals, including many students, have been arrested for violating a controversial law which mandates protestors to notify authorities at least three days ahead of protests. 

The law stipulates heavy fines and prison sentences to its violators.

El-Sisi stated that the country is not "targeting" young people.

"On the contrary, I don't hesitate to select youth for (official) positions, as I've found them more daring, enthusiastic and able to work," he told journalists.

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20-01-2015 05:03am
Dare to be Brave
I think this is a first step in reconciliation for the nation. As I said, this is the first step, not the only step that needs to be taken. I would like to see an amnesty given to all Egyptians jailed for their political views, whether they be from the Brotherhood or former regime. Egypt needs to look forward and not backwards, and an amnesty is a way to do this. However, I want to see the corrupt who sold out Egypt, and the killers from both sides, and the criminally incompetent leaders stay in the jails where they belong. If you damaged Egypt or its people, you belong in a jail. I think, now, is too early for an amnesty; but, I hope it comes in the next few years. I like the moves Sisi is making for the country.
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19-01-2015 07:37pm
very late
only not wrongly arrest but wrongly killed too. who are responsibale of all innocents bloods ? only sisi and his by force govt
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Faisal Nour
19-01-2015 07:11pm
He is a liar
The saecurity forces have killed hundreds of young men whose only guilt is their opposition to the coup against democracy.
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19-01-2015 07:06pm
We all know every political detainee is unfairly detained
We all now they are detained because of their ideas...because they don't go with the flw
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