- Prisoners of Conscience
- February 22, 2011
- 4 minutes read
Court to Rule on Release of Al-Shater and Hassan Malik on April 12
The Administrative Court of the State Council in its session, will decide on the release of MB Deputy Chairman Engineer Khairat Al-Shater and businessman Dr. Hassan Malik, after they had already served half of their harsh 7-year sentence in the recent military tribunal, on April 12.
In his petition before the court, MB lawyer Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maksoud accused the government of discriminating against al-Shater and Hassan Malek. Presidential pardons were given to many prisoners who had good behavior, and prisoners who have health problems even though both of them served most of their terms.
Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maksoud lodged a complaint to the Public Prosecutor, asking him to immediately release el-Shater and Malek, who are serving a 7-year prison terms.
In his argument, Abdel-Maksoud said that he has challenged Mubarak’s decision to refer el-Shater and Malek to a military tribunal as the Administrative Court ordered to suspend the court’s decision but Mubarak refused to comply with the rule and challenged it before the Supreme Administrative Court.
The court ruled to suspend the appeal till the court decided in lawsuits No. 72, 73 of the year 17 of Article VI of the Martial Law No. 25 of 1966, as amended.