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Complaint filed against Morsy

President allegedly responsible for protest outside Supreme Constitutional Court

Two men hold a portrait of President Morsy as hundreds of his supporters demonstrate outside a top Egyptian court, forcing judges to postpone a hearing on a constitutional panel at the heart of a deepening political crisis. (AFP PHOTO)

A complaint filed against President Mohamed Morsy alleges that he was responsible for preventing Supreme Constitutional Court judges from entering the court on Sunday.

The complaint was in relation to a pro-Morsy demonstration staged in front of the court on Sunday, where cases to dissolve the Shura Council and the Constituent Assembly were scheduled to be heard. Supreme Constitutional Court judges said they were prevented from entering the courthouse by pro-Morsy demonstrators.

The complaint held Morsy and the Freedom and Justice Party responsible for the incident, and called for an investigation to hold them to account.

Prosecutor General Tala’at Abdullah received the complaint Monday from lawyer Samir Sabry.

Human rights lawyer Ramy Ghanem said he believes the complaint will be considered by the prosecutor general, if the complaint includes the required documents.

Ghanem said the prosecutor general is the lawyer of the Egyptian people. Even though his relation to political Islam groups is in question, he would still refer the complaint to the prosecution office and then to the relevant court. “You cannot do anything but to refer the complaint to the prosecution office,” he said. “Everyone in Egypt has their eyes on him.”

He added that he believed the minister of interior should be included in the complaint, as he is directly responsible for protecting the judges’ panel and enabling them to enter the court. “If the people in front of the constitutional court were 25 January revolutionaries, they would have been dispersed with tear gas,” he said.

The Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday in reaction to the demonstration.

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