Appealing against the decision of the Minister of Culture to ban “Halawet Roh” movie

Type: Administrative cancellation and other administrative claims

Case no.: 56998 judiciary year 68

Date: 2014

Court: Administrative judiciary

Department: First

Decision appealed against: the decision of the Minister of Culture no, 286 year 2014 to withdraw the license no. 53 year 2013 issued to screening the movie “Halawet Roh” and suspend screening it from all cinemas

First verdict date: 25-11-2014


Appellant: Mohamed Hanafi Metwalli al Sobki

The Appealed against:  Prime Minister – Minister of Investment – Minister of Information – Minister of Culture – Head of the central administration of censorship on artistic works – Head of the Supreme Council of Culture each in his capacity

Judges: President – Yahya Ahmed Ragheb Dakrouri

Members: Ahmed Hassan Al Moqanan – Sami Ramadan Darwish

Verdict text: The court ruled of

First: the acceptance of the lawsuit in form and the suspension of the decision appealed against with all results emerge from this decision and obliged the administrative body to pay expenses this request

Second: Before judging the subject, to suspend and refer the papers of the suit to the constitutional supreme court to judge about the constitutionality of the article 9 of law no. 430 year 1955 to organize the censorship on the cinema tapes