MP Sorour dismissed from parliament

Parliament’s legislative committee on Tuesday agreed to dismiss Hani Sorour, an MP who fled the country following a three-year prison sentence for selling defective blood bags to hospitals.

The committee members cast their votes after reaching quorum so as not to give Sorour a chance to contest the vote.

MP Gamal Zahran criticized committee president Amal Othman for not attending the session. "She didn’t come because she is part of Sorour’s defense team," he said.

MP Omar el-Taher requested the deletion of Zahran’s comment from the meeting minutes. "Othman is in Geneva on an official mission," el-Taher said, asserting that she is not part of Sorour’s defense.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.


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