Court to review decision rejecting Jama’a al-Islamiya’s party application

The High Administrative Court will convene on 10 October to discuss a challenge submitted by Jama’a al-Islamiya, demanding that it be allowed to form its own political party.

The Islamist group is challenging the decision of the Political Parties Committee, which recently rejected the group’s application to form the Building and Development Party.

Group members staged a vigil outside the court in protest against the committee's decision. “The party is not religious,” said Mohamed Selim al-Awa, a representative from the group.

The state commissioner’s representative said he would recommend the court accept the challenge and nullify the committee’s decision.

The court will also discuss a challenge presented by presidential candidate Ayman Nour against the committee for declining his application to form the New Ghad Party.

The state commissioner’s representative said he supports the committee’s decision with regards to Nour.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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