Detained MB members not included in presidential pardon: MP

The presidential committee that checks the cases of detainees confirmed that the final list will not include Muslim Brotherhood members, saying they did not receive any requests from the banned group demanding release of its members.

Member of the committee, MP Tareq al-Khouly, said they are drafting lists to submit to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after checking names that are not affiliated to the group or were not involved in violence. He added that the committee fears the MB group members would carry out acts of violence again if released.

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Khouly said the committee will decide each case at the end, based on all the information collected, indicating that the committee will conclude its work November 20.

According to Khouly, the work of the committee is divided into two parts. The first involves examining the cases of those remanded into custody; held pending investigations; or those having initial verdicts; minors; or medical patients. The second part includes the cases of those having final verdicts.

He explained that the second part, so far, is not covered within the specialities of the committee. Nonetheless, they will tackle this issue with the presidency or demand forming another committee to check these cases.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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