Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

3 March 2013

Egypt: Court Turns Down Challenges to Constitution-Writing Assembly

Egypt's Constitutional Court turned down on Sunday appeals filed against the constituent assembly that wrote the country's new constitution.

The court had ruled last month to extend the reviewing period of the challenges to the law which upon members of the assembly were elected.

The Islamist-dominated assembly finished writing the text last November, putting it to a referendum.

The charter was then approved by a majority and called into effect weeks later despite outrage from opposition forces that led to violence.

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