The Public Prosecution referred two Muslim Brotherhood lawyers to criminal court Thursday on charges of insulting the Supreme Constitutional Court.
Last July, the prosecution started investigating claims filed against lawyer and former Freedom and Justice Party MP Nasser Salem al-Hafy and FJP lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud for allegedly accusing the court of forging a ruling that dissolved the People's Assembly on 14 June.
The ruling had deemed the parliamentary elections law unconstitutional.
Hafy and Abdel Maqsoud filed a complaint with the general prosecutor saying the Supreme Constitutional Court had sent a copy of the ruling to state-run newspapers to be officially published before the court decided on the case. The prosecution denied the claim following investigations and accused Hafy and Abdel Maqsoud of insulting the court.
Abdel Maqsoud, meanwhile, said the Muslim Brotherhood was preparing for another "round" against the Supreme Constitutional Court immediately after Eid al-Fitr.
He added that the Cairo prosecution sided with one party at the expense of the other, evidenced by the speed of its decision.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm