The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights welcomes the release of 10 political prisoners

August 10th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) welcomes the decision of general Mansour El Esawy, the Egyptian Minister of Interior, for the release of 10 political prisoners including Ahmed Hussein Egiza and magdi Edris.
On August 9, 2011, EOHR has received a letter from the Civil Society and Human Rights’ Department of the Ministry of Interior, registered under no. 13993, dated August 8, 2011. The letter included the names of the persons covered by the half-sentence amnesty decision no. 159/2011, issued by the Supreme Council for Armed Forces.
On July 18, 2011, EOHR applied to the Egyptian Ministry of Interior for the release of the other political prisoners. The application included a list of 13 prisoners. The ministry released 10 of the abovementioned prisoners and stated that the other three prisoners do not meet the release terms.
EOHR confirms that the response of the Ministry of Interior to its calls is one of the most promising aspects of relationship between the government and the civil society organizations after the revolution.
Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, calls for the immediate release of all the political prisoners, who served half of the sentence, according to the promise given by the Supreme Council for Armed Forces to release 86 political prisoners with half of the sentence. He also calls for the release of the civilians, who were exposed to exceptional trials. Abu Seada praised the political prisoners’ release decision and called for their rehabilitation.
List of the released political prisoners according to decision no. 159/2011:

Ser. No. Name
1 Ahmed Hussein Ageza
2 Magdi Hassan Edris
3 Omar Hagef Mahdi
4 Gamal Shahry Abdel Wakel
5 Abdollah Abu El Ela
6 Tamer Abdel Salam Al Nono
7 Matarawi Farouk
8 Mohammed Ali Thabit
9 Madani Mohammed Ibrahim
10 Kasim Ibrahim

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