10 September 2012

Egypt: Over 30 Legal Claims Against Mursi Since Presidency

A source from the administrative court said that 37 legal claims were filed against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi since he was officially named president on June 30, Al-Watan reported.

Twenty-five of the 37 legal suits are against Mursi's decision to reinstate parliament.

Mursi issued a decision to reinstate the People's Assembly early June after the military council ordered its dissolution following a constitutional court's rule against the elections that brought it to place.

Seven to 10 other suits were submitted to the administrative court (state council) against Mursi's decision to annul the constitutional decree issued by the military council mid June.

The plaintiffs claimed Mursi was not authorized to annul the constitutional declaration and replace it by another, describing the move as the first of its kind on a constitutional level.

The constitutional court is scheduled to rule in the submitted claims in October.

Around four of the legal calls ask Mursi as president to order the release of revolutionaries who are still detained.

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