The Egyptian Press Syndicate has praised the prosecution’s decision to release a number of pre-trial detainees recently.
The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), headed by Moushira Khattab, welcomed the decision as well, praising the Egyptian state’s efforts in supporting human rights.
The decision comes within the framework of the National Strategy for Human Rights launched by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, which stipulates that the prosecution shall review the situation of pre-trial detainees, and coordinate with the Ministry of Interior and the NCHR in this regard.
The NCHR said the move will open the door for further legislative and procedural amendments related to pre-trial detention.
The Council dispatched Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat, head of the Civil and Political Rights Committee of the Council, and the head of the Complaints and Monitoring Committee Walaa Gad Al-Karim to follow up on the procedures of releasing the pre-trial detainees.
The council sent a message to political organizations and the released detainees about the need to take advantage of these positive steps and signals, adhere to the legal rules in political practice, freedom of expression and review positions to ensure that extremist groups do not identify with and assist them – intentionally or unintentionally – to achieve their goals.
The council stressed the continuation of its open dialogue with human rights organizations, political parties and various national voices, regardless of their political position, which contributes to converging views and strengthening an environment supportive of respect and enforcement of human rights and public freedoms, and translating President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s call for the need for a new political and social dialogue that suits the desired new republic.