Daily News Egypt

Human Rights’ MP calls on Al-Sisi to release political youth - Daily News Egypt

Advertising Area



Advertising Area




Human Rights’ MP calls on Al-Sisi to release political youth

‘We ought to embrace the youth instead of ruining their future in prison,’ says Mohamed Anwar Sadat


MP Mohamed Anwar Sadat, who heads the Human Rights’ committee at the parliament, called on President Adel Fattah Al-Sisi to order the release of wrongfully detained youth so that they can spend that they can spend Ramadan at home.

In a Tuesday press statement, Sadat said that he hoped the Interior Ministry and concerned authortieis would be ordered to release those ‘uninvolved in cases of violence’, adding that “2016 was supposed to be the year of the youth, even if some differed with the government and expressed their opinions in an illegal way”.

“We ought to embrace the youth instead of ruining their future in prison. Their imprisonment along with criminals and extremists will turn them into people with new bad ideas, for which the state will pay the price,” Sadat said.

In April, the trial and imprisonment of hundreds of youth who protested against the Egypt-Saudi maritime borders’ demarcation of the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir raised wide criticism even among Al-Sisi’s supporters.

This week, several protesters were acquitted from charges. Last Friday, Al-Sisi promised that new presidential pardons would be issued for detained youth.

 

Advertising Area

Advertising Area



https://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2016/06/07/human-rights-mp-calls-on-al-sisi-to-release-political-youth/
Breaking News

No current breaking news

Daily News Egypt Android App Available for free download on Google play
View
Daily News Egypt Ios App Available for free download on APP Store
View
Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com