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Egypt to release 25 pretrial detainees: report

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a joint statement conference. (Reuters)
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a joint statement conference. (Reuters)
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17 Aug 2022 06:08:18 GMT9
17 Aug 2022 06:08:18 GMT9

Arab News

CAIRO: Egypt will release 25 pretrial detainees pending investigations on Wednesday, according to a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee. 

The group of pretrial detainees are to be released within around 24 hours, said Tarek El-Kholy, as quoted by Ahlam Online.   

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

The Presidential Pardon Committee is mandated to review the cases of pretrial detainees for political crimes.

El-Kholy previously noted in an interview with The Africa Report that only individuals who have not participated in violent acts or killed military personnel or civilians will be considered for pardon.  

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi re-affirmed on several occasions that Egypt holds no political prisoners and that the government promotes respect for human rights.

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