Supreme Administrative Court to decide FJP dissolution
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CAIRO:  Supreme Administrative Court announced today that it will issue a verdict regarding the dissolution of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) August 9, according to Youm7 Wednesday.

The verdict of dissolving FJP, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, is based on a request by “Parties’ Affairs Committee” saying that the party violated the law of political parties, and these violations were revealed by Supreme State Security Prosecution investigations that lasted for 10 months.

Chancellor Ismail Abdel Dayem, representative of the government addressing the committee’s request, said in today’s session according to Youm7 that the issue of FJP started in July 2013 when the prosecution started receiving claims concerning the MB party, most of them regarding the “presence of armed militants.”

FJP Lawyer, Mahmoud Abu el-Eineen, said that the ruling of the committee is unconstitutional as according to his statements at the trial, it “was not presented to the State Council.”

The FJP was founded in June 2011 and was then headed by ousted president Mohamed Morsi, and was later headed by Saad Katatni, who is now in prison after being charged in a number of cases related to inciting violence.

State Commissioners Authority issued a consultative report according to Youm7 Wednesday requesting from the court to issue a final verdict to dissolve the party and to seize all FJP assets.

The committee said the party violated article four of law number 40 of year 1977 which regulates political parties and that states that political parties are not to contain military or paramilitary formations.

The claims filed against FJB were issued by a number of known political figures including former parliament member Hamdy el-Fakharany claiming that the party harmed state security and participated in crimes against Egyptians after the ousting of Morsi, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm Wednesday.

Article 74 of the 2014 constitution says “Political parties may not be dissolved except by the verdict of a court” and that political parties will not be formed on the religious bases.

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