News

Egypt’s President Sisi Forms National Commission to Review Youth Detention

Egypt’s President Sisi Forms National Commission to Review Youth Detention

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced on Thursday the formation of a national commission to investigate and review cases of Egyptian youth detained without trial in Egypt.

During the closing ceremony of the National Youth Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, President Sisi said the commission would present its first report within just 15 days.

President Sisi, who said that the idea of the commission came from speaking with Egyptian youth at the conference, also vowed to study potential amendments of Egypt’s controversial protest law.

The 2013 protest law drew criticism from many in Egypt and abroad when it was first introduced. The law imposes restrictions on the holding of protests and requires protesters to obtain a permit from the Ministry of Interior in order to protest. The law’s operation has seen the detention of a number of Egyptians, largely for protesting without prior consent from the Ministry of Interior.

A number of public discussions and workshops were held during the three day conference in Sharm El-Sheikh. President Sisi attended a number of discussions and even participated in a charity marathon event.

President Sisi launched the Year of the Youth in January. At the time of its launch in January, President Sisi stated that he had ordered Egypt’s Central Bank to organize a project aimed at supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises for the youth. Sisi also said that the government will build 145,000 housing units in 2016 for Egyptian youth.

Egypt Wins UN Human Rights Council Seat
Egypt Makes Progress in Curing Hepatitis C by Reducing Drug Price: WHO

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egyptian Government Opens Shelter for Women Victims of Violence in Giza

Egyptian StreetsDecember 13, 2019

Google Injects 1M USD Into Arabic Digital Skills Program, Improves Arabic Search

Aya NaderDecember 11, 2019

Egypt Approves Law to Grant Foreigners Egyptian Nationality Under Conditions of Investment

Egyptian StreetsDecember 11, 2019

Cairo University’s Anti-Violence Against Woman Unit Aiming to Create ‘Safe Environment for All’

Egyptian StreetsDecember 11, 2019

Google Maps Launches ‘Motorcycle Mode’ for Millions of Two-Wheel Drivers in Egypt

Aya NaderDecember 10, 2019

Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh Airport Leads Africa’s Top Fastest Growing Airports

Egyptian StreetsDecember 9, 2019

Real Estate Mogul Samih Sawiris Acquires Thomas Cook Germany

Egyptian StreetsDecember 7, 2019

Egyptian Woman Becomes Country’s First Flight Attendant with Down Syndrome

Egyptian StreetsDecember 5, 2019