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The Administrative Court, headed by Counselor Fathy Tawfiq, Vice President of the State Council, decided a short while ago to postpone the lawsuit filed by Mortada Mansour, President of Zamalek Club, which demands that the Ministry of Youth and Sports declare the nullity of the Egyptian Olympic Committee decision issued on October 4, with all its clauses, including Mansour has stopped practicing any sporting activity for a period of 4 years, and obliging the vice chairman of the club’s board to call for elections for the club’s president’s position, for the current November 22nd meeting for review and response.
The last session witnessed intense security restrictions and prevented journalists and photographers from attending the session.
Mansour said in his lawsuit against both the Minister of Youth and Sports and the Executive Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Hisham Hatab, head of the Egyptian Olympic Committee, that he had previously submitted a complaint to the first lawyer of the Supreme State Security Prosecution against Hisham Hatab, in his capacity as head of the Olympic Committee and the rest of the members of the committee, accusing them of treason. The great insult to state institutions, against the background of exchanged letters between Hatab and Hassan Mustafa, President of the International Handball Federation, which include phrases that harm the reputation of the Egyptian state and its national apparatus.
Mortada added in his lawsuit that since he submitted that report, the personal dispute began between him and the president of the Olympic Committee and its members, and they waged a battle against him to settle their personal accounts with him through investigation and revenge, pointing out that the committee had previously imposed penalties on him that included stopping any sporting activity for two years and preventing him from attending The matches and the signing of correspondence, as well as the transfer of the matches of the teams in the various games outside the stadiums of the club, those penalties that were revoked by the Administrative Court under enforceable judicial rulings.
The lawsuit confirmed that the Olympic Committee, in defiance of the judiciary’s rulings, returned and imposed new penalties on it on 4 October, despite it being competent and responsible for sporting and artistic matters and had no involvement in everything related to financial and administrative procedures, which requires the Minister of Youth and Sports to implement the provisions of the law.
And among the reasons for the invalidity of the Olympic Committee’s decision to impose sanctions on Mansour, it stated that the sanctions were issued without conducting any investigations or hearing his statements, and that the decision regarding them issued by the Olympic Committee on October 4 is devoid of any reasons, in a way that makes him and nothing equal It leads to his absence, adding that the decision included an abuse of power by the Olympic Committee, considering that the main objective of imposing the penalties is personal revenge against “Mansour” because of his previous communications against the head of the committee and the rest of its members.
Mortada also asserted in his lawsuit that the Ministry of Youth and Sports had failed to cancel the Olympic Committee’s flawed decision issued with the aim of malice and hatred against him, although he filed a grievance with the Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, who ignored the grievance and did not issue a decision declaring the committee’s decision invalid and canceling it according to his authority, and then His refusal to declare the committee’s decision invalid has become a negative administrative decision that may be challenged before the Administrative Court.
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