CAIRO: A travel ban against former MP and Egypt Freedom Party founder Amr Hamzawy was lifted Wednesday according to a judicial order issued by the Giza Criminal Court headed by Judge Ahmed Foad, Youm7 reported.
Earlier this year, Hamzawy and 18 others were banned from traveling outside the country due to charges of insulting the judiciary. Others on the travel ban included former MP Mustafa Alnagar and journalist Abdel Halim Kandil, according to Al-Arabiya.
Hamzawy tried to appeal the verdict issued last January many times in order to visit his family based in Germany, but was refused by the court.
He criticized the ban, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm Wednesday, by saying it was illegal and against the Constitution and human rights charters that state no one can be banned from traveling from or returning to their country.
Shortly after the lifting of the ban, Hamzawy said this would finally allow him to go to his family, which he said would be the first thing he does.
“I’m glad my name has been lifted from the travel ban list. I thank everyone who stood beside me, including my lawyers,” Hamzawy wrote on his Twitter account Thursday.