MPs implicated in state-funded healthcare breaches lose parliamentary immunity

People’s Assembly Speaker Fathi Sorour and Shura Council Speaker Safwat al-Sherif have approved an earlier request filed by Justice Minister Mamdouh Marie to deprive14 MPs implicated in state-funded medical treatment violations of their parliamentary immunity.

The decision includes five parliamentarians from the ruling National Democratic Party, five associated with the Muslim Brotherhood opposition group, two from the opposition Wafd Party and two Shura Council members.

According to judicial sources, the health ministry has provided state prosecutors with documents proving that the MPs in question had violated regulations governing state-funded medical treatment.

One of the defendants is expected to be referred to the Department of Forgeries for having allegedly forged applications for state-funded medical treatment. The others are expected be confronted with incriminating documents from private hospitals.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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