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Muslim Brotherhood accuses Supreme Constitutional Court of acting "fraudulently"

February 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

A lawyer acting for the Muslim Brotherhood has described the Supreme Constitutional Court ruling against President Morsi’s decision to reconvene the Egyptian parliament as “equivalent to nothing”. Abdul-Moneim Abdul-Maqsoud also revealed that he has filed a complaint with the Prosecutor General that because the ruling was published in the official gazette before it was issued it is “fraudulent”.

Abdul-Maqsoud told Quds Press that the defence team appealed against the court and accused it of acting fraudulently, “so it has no right to issue such a ruling”.

A second complaint is being lodged with the Prosecutor General on the same issue by Nasser Al Hafy, a lawyer who is also a member of the high commission of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. A source in the judiciary said that the head of the Supreme Court has called on the Prosecutor General to investigate the accusations and take action against the FJP lawyer if his accusations are false.

In a related move, the Union of Revolutionary Youth has called on President Morsi to reconsider the membership of the Supreme Court and make its members subject to election by legal scholars.