Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Thu93 2020

Last update18:06 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Arab Revolutions > EGYPT
People’s Assembly Approves Bill to Criminalize All Forms of Torture & Stiffen Punishments
People’s Assembly Approves Bill to Criminalize All Forms of Torture & Stiffen Punishments
MP Subhi Saleh says Egyptian People’s Assembly has approved draft amendments to criminalize all forms of torture and to streamline and simplify legal procedures.
Wednesday, April 11,2012 19:03

The Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Affairs at the Egyptian parliament’s lower chamber continued to champion freedom and human dignity causes. At the People’s Assembly, the Committee – during a session chaired by its Deputy Sobhi Saleh, on Monday – approved in principle a draft law to amend the Penal Code and procedures for crimes of torture.

Submitted by the Human Rights Committee, the bill aims also to stiffen punishments and give the victim or civil plaintiff the right to direct proceedings before the Criminal Court.

Further, MP Subhi Saleh said that the amendment provides for the criminalization of all forms of torture. It no longer limits punishment to coercion (into false confessions) – as is the case in the current law. The Committee also discussed the need to set up an integrated system of legislation to deter torture and facilitate the process to prove its cases.

MP Amr Hamzawy said the purpose of the draft law is to provide stricter punishment for torture and to enable torture victims to take direct legal action.


tags: Parliament / Constitution / Torture / Egyptian Parliament / Sobhi Saleh / Human Rights Committee / Criminal Court / Amr Hamzawy
Posted in EGYPT  
Related Articles
Parliamentary Committee Approves Bill to Stop Referring Civilians to Military Courts
Mukhtar Ashri: Freedom and Justice Party to Support Judiciary Bill in Parliament
Fahmi Howeidi: Parliament Has Undoubted Right to Draw Up Constitution
Senior Judges in Egypt: Field Marshal Not Entitled to Dissolve Parliament
Dr. Osama Yassin: We Do Not Fear Threats to Dissolve Parliament
Freedom and Justice Parliamentary Commission Statement on Constituent Assembly Election
Al-Bishri: Parliament Legally Entitled to Allocate Proportions of Constituent Assembly
Egyptian Parliament Elects Members of Constituent Assembly of Constitution
In Response to ElBaradei’s Comment, Law Experts Assert Constituent Assembly All-Inclusive, Parliament Fully Legitimate
Constituent Assembly Drafting Egyptian Constitution to Include 50% from Parliament, 50% from Outside Sources
Osama Yassin: 50% Parliamentarians for Constituent Assembly is Middle Course Among All Proposals
Parliament Begins Proceedings to Withdraw Confidence
MP Fateh Al-Bab: Christians Are Partners in Nation, Homeland, Parliament, Revolution, Constitution-Writing
FJP Female MPs: We Cooperate With Everyone in Parliament; Women Play Major Role
Khodeiri: Parliament Begins Proceedings to Withdraw Confidence from Government Soon
Parliament Inclined to Reject World Bank Loan
Farid Ismail: Parliament May Withdraw Confidence from Ganzouri Government
Morsi: Freedom and Justice Party to Introduce Bill in Parliament Regulating NGOs
Katatni: Parliament Will Hold Hearing on Latest Developments of NGO Case
Dr. Katatni Heads First Parliamentary Meeting on New Constitution