Pulic Title for the case: Appealing against the decision of the Minister of Interior Affairs no. 156 year 1964 which allows using firearms in dispersing peaceful demonstrations and strikes

Type: Administrative cancellation and other administrative claims

Case no.: 9544 Judiciary Year 66

Date: 2013

Court: Administrative judiciary

Department: First

Decision appealed against: The decision of the Minister of Interior Affairs no. 156 year 1964 allowing the use of firearms and ammunitions and the negative decision of the appealed against parties of abstention to issue a decision banning the security forces to use water against peaceful demonstrations and strikes, and banning dispersing demonstrations and strikes with fire and rubber bullets, cartridges or teargas or any other arms that would jeopardize Egyptian lives


First verdict date: 26-3-2013


Appellant: Malek Mostafa Abdul Rahim – Fatma Farouq Mohamed Abed and interfering adverses (Farouq Ibrahim Hussein Ibrahim – Magdi Hassan Hosni Mohamed – Ahmed Mohamed Ali Al Ballassi – Salma Said Abdul Fattah)

The Appealed against: Head of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces – Prime Minister – Minister of Interior Affairs each in

his capacity

Judges: President – Farid Nazih Hakim Tangho

Members: Abdul Magid Ahmed Hassan Al Moqanan and Sami Ramadan Mohamed Darwish

Verdict text: The court ruled of the acceptance of the lawsuit in form and before considering the request of the suspension and cancellation the appealed decision to suspend the lawsuit and the referral of the file without fees to the Supreme Constitutional Court to judge about the constitutionality of the article 102 of the Police Law issued by a presidential decision in law no. 109 year 1971 and the article (1/third) and the article (2) of the decision of the Minister of Interior Affairs no. 156 year 1964 in organizing usage of firearms which included in these articles and allowing the police to disperse demonstrations by using firearms and shooting demonstrators