Egypt Live Blog
Egypt - Apr 10, 2012 - 14:04
The AFP news agency is reporting that a court in Cairo has said it has suspended a commission dominated by Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood - a political movement that believes Islamic principles should regulate all aspects of public and family life - which had been tasked with drafting the country's new constitution.
The court, which deals with administrative issues, did not elaborate on its decision, announced after lawyers and liberal political parties filed a complaint accusing the religiously dominated parliament, which formed the panel, of having abused its powers.
Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reporting live from Cairo said the suspension "is not a disbanding", but rather the central issue at stake is representation in a commission that the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt and ofificals from prestigious Sunni Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, have both decided to boycott.
The 100-member panel, evenly divided between parliamentarians and public figures, was elected by the parliament which also voted for a number of reserve candidates who could could replace the panelists.
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