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Nour to Lawyers Syndicate: Dropping my membership is political

February 5, 2014 at 2:12 am

The leader of the Egyptian Ghad Al-Thawra Party, Ayman Nour, has said that the Lawyers Syndicate’s recent decision to drop his membership is based on political motivations and not because he has stopped working as a lawyer.

He explained that violating the freedom of the syndicate’s work based on political grounds is something that all members reject, no matter what his position.

Commenting to Al-Jazeera about the syndicate’s dropping of his membership, Nour remarked: “These kinds of unfair procedures that are taken for political reasons are a massive humiliation for a great union like this one.”

Nour also described the decision to drop his membership as an attempt to “defame” everyone linked to the 25 January revolution. He stressed that if they do confirm the dropping of his membership, then he will prosecute the syndicate, hoping to find a just prosecution.

Responding to the allegations that the action taken against him is similar to other actions taken against lawyers who are no longer working in the profession and whose offices are closed, Nour said that his office was opened 50 years ago by his own father and that it has never stopped working since then.

He clarified that he only left Egypt less than two months ago to have knee surgery, and that he continues to be under observation and treatment.

Additionally, he pointed out that even if his office had been closed for two, three or six months, then this still would not be a fair enough reason to drop his membership.