The Supreme Administrative Court adjourned the appeal against the president’s decree of referring a group of Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders to a military court, to Sep., 2nd, 2007.
The defense panel lodged an appeal against the court that hears the case because the chief judge and councilors were delegated as advisors for the president and both Ministers of Tourism and Housing .
In the pleading, Nasser Al-Hafy, a member of the defence team for the MB detainees and a bar association board member, proved, using documents and memos, that the court isn’t competent for hearing the case. As it is already hearing the case, the court has violated rulings of the Supreme Constitutional Court. Law scholars state that the lawsuit must be suspended till a ruling is issued over the request of changing the court. However, the court overlooked this request and heard the case, giving a deaf ear to law.
For his part, lawyer Mostafa Al Demeiri, a member of the defence team, told Ikhwanweb that the defence team expects a procrastination in hearing the lawsuit and than no imminent ruling will be issued regarding it.
Al Demeiri added that:" Unfortunately, the case is politically motivated and there is no criminal evidence to prove that the detainees are guilty in the lawsuits lodged against them. This was repeatedly confirmed by the judiciary that issued several acquittals for the detainees but the Interior Ministry does not implement this decision.
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