Yes. Good on the NDP for not tolerating having murderers in their midst. Oh..wait
Egypt's parliament has voted to expel a ruling National Democratic
Party member from the assembly weeks after a court sentenced him to
death for murder, the state's MENA news agency said on Monday.
An Alexandria court found Abdel-Azim Hamzawy, currently on the run,
guilty of murdering a man who threatened to blow the whistle on
Hamzawy's possession of a forged deed to a house in a Cairo suburb,
newspapers said at the time of the verdict.
The court sentenced Hamzawy to death in absentia in December, MENA added.
As grounds for the expulsion, the assembly cited Hamzawy's "grave
violation of the responsibilities of membership (of parliament)" by
failing to attend parliament meetings since May 9, which is considered
"serious neglect of the interests, rights and will of the voters".
So him getting convicted for murder isn't the reason for his expulsion, but his tardiness is? So killing someone isn't a grave violation of the responsibilities of membership in parliament?
The head reels!