Lower House committee prepares proposal for general amnesty law

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AMMAN — Chairman of the Lower House Public Freedoms and Human Rights Committee, MP Bassam Fayez, announced on Wednesday that the committee has prepared a proposal for a general amnesty law in Jordan, Jo24 reported. اضافة اعلان

Fayez confirmed that the proposal will soon be presented to the parliamentary legal committee for formulation and submission to the government.

Calls for general amnestyDuring a meeting with a group of citizens who staged a sit-in in front of the Lower House to demand general amnesty, Fayez assured that his committee is working diligently through all constitutional channels to issue a general amnesty that includes all cases, especially those that have had personal rights dropped from them.

Fayez also explained that the economic conditions experienced by individuals are a convincing reason for making a decision on a general amnesty.

He pointed out that reform and rehabilitation centers have become overcrowded, negatively affecting the services provided and the health care for inmates.

Hotline for communicationAdditionally, Fayez stated that the committee is launching a hotline to communicate with citizens in order to enable them to present their cases to the parliamentary freedoms without cost or hassle.

MPs Abdullah Abu Zeid and Shadi Freij emphasized the necessity of special consideration for cases that do not pose a danger to social peace or the national economy.

They also took into account the cases in which personal rights have been dropped.

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