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Activists Criticize Egyptian President, Al-Sisi For Freeing Convicted Al-Sukkari



President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Human rights activists in Egypt have criticised the pardon given by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to a former police officer convicted of killing a Lebanese singer in Dubai in 2008.

Mohsen al-Sukkari was among thousands of prisoners given a presidential pardon to mark the celebrations for Eid.

He was originally sentenced to death but this was commuted to 28 years in prison in 2010.

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The business tycoon convicted of paying him to kill the pop singer, Suzanne Tamini, was pardoned in 2017.


Several Egyptian activists have questioned why al-Sukkari should be released when many others jailed for their views or political activity remain in jail.


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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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