Twenty to thirty percent of the cases of the upcoming list of presidential pardons of prisoners have been excluded because of their belonging to terrorist groups, member of the Detained Youth Committee for Presidential Pardon Tarek Elkhouly said.
Three pardon lists have been released so far since the committee was formed in December. The first list included 82 prisoners in November, the second pardoned 203 prisoners in March, and the third list—which included over 300 prisoners—was merged with 502 pardons in the celebration of Eid Al-Fitr feast.
Members of the committee are scheduled to meet next week to continue discussing the cases they received during the recent period for the fourth list that has been pending since July.
The meeting is part of the committee preparations for the fourth list, which is expected to be released during the upcoming period.
However, the committee has been inactive throughout the recent months. Elkhouly affirmed that they are still receiving cases from families and different entities. The committee has received cases that are supposed to be recommended for pardons from parliamentary committee of Human rights, National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), and a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).