CAIRO – 16 June 2022: MP Tarek El-Khouli, a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee, has explained to Egypt Today the criteria that the recently revived committee’s work is based on to prepare pardon lists. Khouli affirmed that the committee receives pardon requests via many avenues, including through the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) and the human rights committees of the House of Representatives and Senate. In addition, the committee receives pardon requests through the National Youth Conference website, Khouli added. So far, many inmates, including activists, have recently been released by the Presidential Pardon Committee. Most recently, three inmates who have been convicted in the case 8629/2011 have received a presidential pardon and will be released within hours, according to the Official Gazette on Tuesday.
Source: Egypt Today June 17, 2022 00:18 UTC