FILE - President of Strong Egypt Party and 
former presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Aboul Fotouh FILE - President of Strong Egypt Party and former presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Aboul Fotouh

1st lawsuit filed for dissolution of Strong Egypt Party

Sat, Feb. 24, 2018
CAIRO – 24 February 2018: The Secretary General of Hommat Al-Watan (Defenders of the Homeland) party filed a lawsuit on Saturday to the General Prosecution, requesting the dissolution of the Masr Al-Qawya (Strong Egypt) party headed by Abdel Moniem Aboul Fotouh.

Aboul Fotouh and another 15 other members of the Strong Egypt Party, has officially been added to the terror list as per the sentence issued by Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday.

In the complaint’s report, Rawash said that the party is being used to serve the purposes of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and international intelligence agencies to the detriment of his own country, adding that he appeared in MB-affiliated channels like Al-Jazeera.

He also mentioned that the former presidential candidate is trying to enable the Muslim Brotherhood to rise again and maintain their grip over the country and that he already returned to London to meet with some MP leaders to create chaos and division among the Egyptian people.

Six defendants were ordered to be imprisoned for fifteen days as per investigations on Thursday morning by Egypt’s Supreme Prosecution. They were arrested on Wednesday, February 21, on the farm of Muslim Brotherhood (MB) dissident and former presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Aboul Fotouh in the Beheira governorate.

The prosecution accused the six defendants of being members of terrorist groups which aim to destabilize the country’s security, constitution and law. The accusations also included attempting to toppling the current regime along with endangering Egyptian society.

All of the six ‘terrorist elements’ as identified in the interior ministry’s statement issued on Wednesday has in their possession (when arrested) three rifles. It was added that Aboul Fotouh knew that these wanted elements were hiding on his farm, and that he gave direct orders to a number of his assistants not to expel them.

Aboul Fotouh, along with former parliament member and chairman of the Reform and Development Party Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat, former science consultant for the presidency Essam Heggy, former chairman of the Central Auditing Authority Hisham Genena, and political science professor Hazem Hosni announced their boycott of the upcoming presidential elections due in March.

The five political personnel expressed in the statement their discontent with the alleged security and administrative practices undertaken to inhibit competition in the upcoming election.

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