Two leading Egypt MPs stopped from entering the People Assembly

Ahram Online, Monday 18 Jun 2012

Members of the People's Assembly El-Khodairy and El-Omda are prevented from entering the parliament buildings on a Friday military council orders enforcing dissolution of the lower house

Judge Mahmoud El Khodeiry (Photo: Ahram)

Head of the legislative committee of the People's Assembly Mahmoud El-Khodairy and deputy head of the committee Mohamed El-Omda were prevented by security from entering the committee's office on Monday morning.

On Friday, the ruling military council ordered for the People's Assembly (the lower house of parliament) to be dissolved in line with a Thursday High Constitutional Court verdict declaring Egypt's Parliamentary Law - which regulated last year's polls - to be unconstitutional.

Both parliamentarians were on their way to look into the court verdict when they were prevented from entering.

On Sunday, majority leader of the People’s Assembly Hussein Ibrahim  of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party, stressed that “The People’s Assembly has not been dissolved, and the calling for our Tuesday meeting is still on.”

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