Alexandria Court for Urgent Matters has set 12 February to decide on designating the 6 April movement as a “terrorist organisation”, according to a Tuesday statement by the ‘Popular Front against the Brotherhoodisation of Egypt’.
The organisation’s legal adviser Tarek Mahmoud said that the lawsuit is filed based on riots, banditry, disrupting transportation and incitement against the army and the military institution.
Mahmoud accused the 6 April movement of working on overthrowing state institutions, particularly the military institution. He also used the fact that the founder of the 6 April movement Ahmed Maher is currently in prison facing charges that include rioting, inciting violence and banditry, in addition to other charges accusing him of collaborating with foreign intelligence.
The ‘Popular Front against the Brotherhoodisation of Egypt’ has filed a number of lawsuits over the past year, including a lawsuit to criminalise the Rabaa sign, shown in solidarity with the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in that was forcefully dispersed in August 2013, as it is a sign “related to violence and vandalism”.