Ex-Egypt lawmaker calls for releasing pretrial detainees

The head of the International Dialogue Group, Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat, yesterday announced that he was reviewing cases of Egyptian prisoners held in pretrial detention, in preparation for their release in the coming days.

Sadat, a former parliamentarian, has become a link between the Egyptian regime and rights advocates in recent months.

In an attempt to improve the country’s human rights policies, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi recently launched the “National Human Rights Strategy” and declared 2022 as the “Year of Civil Society.” His steps came following international accusations that Egypt is “suppressing the opposition and human rights defenders.”

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