Egypt Independent

Judge rules 2005 election forgery claims groundless



A judge appointed by the Ministry of Justice ruled that there is insufficient evidence supporting claims that the 2005 parliamentary elections were rigged.
 
Judge Magdy Abdel Khaleq said on Tuesday that the case against 22 suspected judges was groundless. 
 
The outcome of the case comes after five months of investigation. The court concluded that the provided evidence does not show that the judges violated the penal code.
 
The case was originally filed by lawyer Ali Taha and political activist Ragia Omran.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm