CAIRO: People’s Assembly speaker Ahmed Fathi Sorour agreed to lift parliamentary immunity from MP Mohamed Mandour over an incident in Qena in Southern Egypt last July.
The MP had allegedly stormed a police station in Dishna with a number of his supporters to free six members of his district who were being detained.
Two of those detained were relatives of Mandour. He also allegedly slapped one of the security officers of the police station after learning that his relatives had been assaulted during their detainment.
Mandour is an MP from the ruling National Democratic Party.
Mandour appeared in parliament Tuesday and met with Sorour who decided to lift his immunity after a request from the Ministry of Justice.