Egypt to release 25 pretrial detainees on Wednesday: Pardon Committee Member

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Aug 2022

Egypt is expected to release a group of pretrial detainees within around 24 hours, said Tarek El-Kholy member of the Presidential Pardon Committee.

Tarek El-Kholy
Tarek El-Kholy member of the Presidential Pardon Committee. Al-Ahram


According to MP El-Kholy, 25 pretrial detainees will be released pending investigations on Wednesday.

The member of the committee thanked the Prosecutor General and the public prosecution for their help in their release.

This will be the latest batch of pretrial detainees released pending investigations.

In July, the Egyptian authorities released over 60 pretrial detainees in what is described as the biggest release of pretrial detainees since the reactivation of the Presidential Pardon Committee in April.

Reactivated in April, the Presidential Pardon Committee is mandated to review the cases of pretrial detainees for political crimes and others who meet certain conditions, such as families who have more than one relative in jail.

The restructured committee has said that it will receive requests through many methods, including the National Youth Conference’s website.

The committee will also receive requests through the Complaints Committee of the National Council for Human Rights and via email to the human rights committees in both the House of Representatives and Senate.

The requests can also be submitted directly to the members of the Pardon Committee.

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