Nour Party says MP did not commit public indecency
Nour Party officials said Saturday that after investigation, they have found that party MP Ali Wanees is innocent of public indecency.
Following the arrest of Wanees on Friday, the supreme body of the Nour Party said it sent a delegation of its members to interrogate him.
Police said they found Wanees in an indecent situation with a girl in his car over the weekend. Wanees maintained that the young woman was his niece, who had taken ill.
"The party [discovered] that the police officer who accused Wanees charged him after a quarrel," Makhyoun told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
"Nour Party summoned for Wanees's niece who asserted she was with him in the car when she felt sudden pain, prompting Wanees to stop roadside to try to help her. The police officer intervened and then accused him," he said.
Makhyoun said the party plans to prosecute the officer who accused the MP.
“We filed a suit against him because of the false claim [which aimed] to tarnish the image of the Islamic movements and the elected parliament," he said.
Adel Afify, chairman of the Salafi-led Asala Party, to whom Wanees belonged before joining Nour Party, said that the Asala Party will defend Wanees by all means because the party is sure he is innocent.
“What [Wanees] is experiencing is part of a fierce campaign launched against the parliament,” he said.
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