Monday, January 16, 2017

And The High Administrative Court says its word : Red Sea's Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian islands

And Egypt's High Administrative has said its word loud and clear on Monday: Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian Island
Yes, in a historical verdict after a lot of anticipation and drama, the High administrative court rejected the government appeal against the administrative court ruling in June 2016 annulling the Egyptian-Saudi deal to redraw maritime deal, which placed the Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir under Saudi Sovereignty.
Here is the moment Judge Ahmed El-Shazly announced the famous historical verdict.
The verdict
I am so happy and people are so happy. I do not need to tell you that many people I know since early morning following the lawsuit and its update online and on TV.
Khaled Ali
Khaled Ali and Ambassador Massoum Marzouk at the court
after the verdict "AP 
Needless to say, security forced surrounded and nearly besieged the State council to the level that they did not let most people in including journalists.
After the verdict, there was a big celebration in the street outside the State council.

Khaled Ali
Khaled Ali outside the State Council after the verdict
 "Mohamed El-Ra3y"

The Court issued its reasoning on the same day in 59 pages, I will read them right now.
Here is a PDF version in Arabic of the Court reasoning.

Judge Ahmed El-Shazly is a national hero right now in Egypt as news websites celebrate his verdicts since the time of Mubarak. His name is top trending in Egypt right now.
The "High Administrative Court" hashtag is also trending along with the "State council" hashtag .
In Some irony , he turned to be a direct cousin of Saad El-Din El-Shazly , Egypt's Chief of staff during October war.
The State lawsuits authority which represents the government says that it will study the reasoning while sources say that it will head once again the Supreme Constitutional court. Already it filed two lawsuits against the administrative court's original ruling annulling the deal.
The Parliament is in a big trouble. Already some MPs say that after Monday's verdict the parliament should not come near to the deal.
Again , this is an important battle in a long war with a regime that does not respect its people.
Thanks to all the lawyers , all the Egyptian citizens who stood behind the original lawsuit.
Needless to say #Tiran_and_Sanafir_are_Egyptian was worldwide trending on twitter early morning.
Tiran and Sanafir
worldwide hashtag 

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