CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a statement Sunday ordering Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab to review the provisions for the compensation and care for the families of those injured and killed in the January 25 Revolution.
He also demanded the Legal Reform Committee examine legislative amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure as recommended by Judge Mahmoud al-Rashidy in his verdict of innocence for former President Hosni Mubarak Saturday.
President Sisi said in his statement he followed the verdict, but could not directly comment on it due to what he called the full independence of the judiciary guaranteed by the Constitution.
“The new Egypt, which emerged from the January 25 and the June 30 revolutions, is on a path to establishing a modern democratic state based on justice, freedom, equality and a renunciation of corruption,” Sisi said. “It is on an aspirational path to the future and can never go back to the past.”
Sisi Sunday later met with Justice Minister Mahfouz Saber and Minister of Transitional Justice Ibrahim el-Heneidy to follow up with his ordered review of revolution victims’ families’ compensation.
Presidential spokesperson Alaa Yousef said in another statement Sunday that Sisi during the meeting emphasized it was “important for Egypt during this phase to achieve justice and confront corruption, especially after the revolution.”