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Appeal of Egypt-Saudi island deal ruling postponed to 3 July after recusal request

Ahram Online , Sunday 26 Jun 2016
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Egypt's State council headquarters which includes the Administrative Court
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Egypt's High Administrative Court hearing Sunday a government appeal on a Saudi-Egyptian border demarcation case postponed the session until 3 July to study a recusal request presented by lawyers opposed to the deal

Earlier on Sunday, lawyers who argued against the 8 April agreement with Saudi Arabia requested the panel of the High Administrative Court hearing the government's appeal to void the deal recuse itself.

The judges adjourned Sunday's session to prepare a response to the lawyers' request.

Later in the day, the judges decided to refer the lawyers request to a separate panel within the Administrative Court to review the legal basis for the lawyers' request and issue recommendations on whether to step down or not.

On Sunday, the judges heard opening arguments from government lawyers who had submitted the appeal.

Immediately afterwards, lawyers Khaled Ali and Adel Soliman , who have spearheaded the campaign to establish Egyptian sovereignty over the islands of Tiran and Sanafir, moved to request the panel step down.

Egypt's Administrative Court ruled on 21 July that the border re-demarcation agreement signed between Cairo and Riyadh that placed the two islands of Tiran and Sanafir in Saudi waters is void, adding that they should remain under Egyptian sovereignty.

The judge who issued the ruling, State Council Vice President Judge Yehia El-Dakroury, reasoned that since the agreement was void, "the islands should remain part of Egyptian territory and within Egyptian borders; Egyptian sovereignty over the islands holds, and it forbidden to change their status in any form or through any procedure for the benefit of any other state."

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Nora
26-06-2016 11:59pm
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4th of July in Egypt!
If the planets were aligned on July 3rd and the Court rules that Egypt relinquishing its 2 islands to Saudi illegal; Saudi would cut the ties with Egypt on the 4th and give it independence from their Wahhabi venom, political handcuffs, and perverted traditions!
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