Court rules ‘lack of jurisdiction’ to nullify ‘terrorist entities’ law
YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Administrative Court on Monday said it ‘lacks jurisdiction’ to rule on a lawsuit demanding the annulment of ‘terrorist entities’ law issued in February, Youm7 reported.

Lawyer Yaser Hussein, who brought the case against the presidency and the government, had demanded the abolition of the law citing its ‘unconstitutionality.’

Issued by a presidential decree in February,  the law was defines a terrorist as any entity, organization, group, individual, or cell that participates inside or outside Egypt in a “terror act” against the people, environment, antiquities, transportation system, public and governmental entities, judiciary system, or diplomatic or consular staff.

According to the decree, the Attorney General has right to ask a court to label suspects terrorists in two lists: one for terrorist entities and the other for individuals upon final verdicts.

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