Khaled Ali, Egyptian human rights lawyer

The High State Security Procuratorate ordered the release of 10 people, according to Ali’s Facebook post.

The detainees are Ahmed Halmi in case 260/2021, Ahmed Mahmoud in case 909/2021, Hassan El-Saeed in case 2000/2021, Mostafa El-Said in case 1413/2019, Salah El- Saeed in case 1175/2018, Hany Abdullah in case 775/2020, Mohamed Ahmed in case 488/2019, Salah Hassan in case 1118/2019, Yousry Hussein in case 706/2019 and Sameh Mahmoud in case 58/2020.

On Monday, authorities released 15 people from pretrial detention, including Islamist activist Magdy Korkor and producer Moetaz Abdel-Wahab.

On May 30, researcher and writer Ayman Abdel-Moeti, former April 6 Movement spokesman Sherif El-Rubi, and two others were released. Earlier in April, the Attorney General ordered the release of 41 people from pretrial detention.

The release orders come two months after Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered the reactivation of the Presidential Pardon Committee in April and called for a national political dialogue without “exceptions or exclusions”.

The Presidential Pardon Committee is responsible for reviewing the cases of those imprisoned for political crimes and others who meet certain conditions, such as families who have more than one relative in prison.

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