Court rejects lawsuit to strip activist Wael Ghoneim of Egyptian nationality
Wael Ghoneim

CAIRO: The Administrative Court rejected Sunday a lawsuit demanding political activist Wael Ghoneim be stripped of his Egyptian nationality, Youm7 reported.

Ghoneim, a former Google marketing chief in the Middle East, was also one of the administrations of the “We are all Khaled Said” Facebook page, which was one of the main campaigners for protests in January 2011 that ultimately toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

In April 2015, Egyptian lawyer Samir Sabry filed a lawsuit against Ghoneim claiming that his participation in the January 25 Revolution in 2011 was “to deceive the Egyptian people,” and that he “was supported by foreign powers including the U.S.”

In August 2015, the State Commissioners Authority, which is part of Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court, recommended the rejection of the said lawsuit as “the plaintiff failed to rest his case and provide evidences to support the accusations.”

The activist has gradually withdrawn from public life over the past three years.

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