Egyptian University calls off Shater forum until candidacy ruling

News article, posted 04.12.2012, from Egypt, in:
Egyptian University calls off Shater forum until candidacy ruling (Photo: Reuters)

Ain Shams University has decided to cancel a forum hosting Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Kairat al-Shater until the Cairo Administrative Court rules on the validity of his nomination, a university official said Tuesday.

Hassan Omran, head of the general department for public relations and advertising at Ain Shams University, said the forum was originally scheduled for Wednesday.  

Lawyer Ahmed al-Kilany, coordinator for the National Association for Change, and a group of other lawyers had challenged Shater's nomination, saying he was released from prison on medical amnesty from Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi after the outbreak of the revolution and claiming the order was not legal.

Shater and other Brotherhood leaders were arrested in December 2006 after Brotherhood students at Al-Azhar University staged an on-campus demonstration in black suits.

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