Pulic Title for the case: Appealing against the negative decision of abstention of the administrative body to block TV channels: Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr – Al Qods – al Yarmouk and Ahrar 25th January)

Type: Administrative cancellation and other administrative claims

Case no.: 61894، 67358، 67603، 67743، Judiciary year 67

Date: 2013

Court: Administrative judiciary

Department: Economic and investment disputes (seventh department)

Decision appealed against: The negative decision of  abstention the administrative body of taking legaly decided procedures concerning violations committed by the satellite channels (Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr – Al Qods – Al Yarmouk – Ahrar 25th January)




First verdict date: 3-9-2013

Appellant: Reda Mahmoud Shaaban Barkawi (lawyer) – Omar Kamal Mahmoud Mahmoud Abu Aziza (lawyer) – Mohamed Mahmoud Refaat (lawyer and head of National consensus – Al Wefaq al Qawmi party) – Ali Mohamed Ali Taha (lawyer and director of the Arab Mind for Law and Freedom Center) –

Mahmoud Farghal Omar Omran Head of Social Justice party


The Appealed against: Prince of Qatar – Prime Minister – Minister of Investment – Minister of  Mass Communication – Head of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones  – Head of board of trustees of the Free Zone media Administration – Head of board of trustees in the national union of Television and Radio – Head of board of trustees of the Egyptian company of Satellites – Head of board of trustees of Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr  – executive director of al Jazeera Mubasher Misr – Head and director of al Qods satellite channel – head and director of al Yarmouk satellite channel – head of Ahrar 25th January channel each in his capacity

Judges: Non accessible


Verdict text: The court ruled of the acceptance of the lawsuit in form and the suspension of the decision appealed against of of  abstention the administrative body of taking the essential measures to block the satellite channels claimed against with what results from this as figured in the reasons and ordered to execute the verdict with its draft and without announcement,  and the referral of the lawsuit to the State Commissioners Authority to prepare a report concerning the legal point of view.