Egypt's administrative court ruled Tuesday (April 10th) to suspend the Islamist-dominated constituent assembly tasked with drafting the country's new constitution, AFP reported.
The court said that the ruling has immediate effect even if challenged before the High Administrative Court.
The court did not explain the reasons for the move, but lawyers and liberal political parties had filed a complaint accusing the Islamist-majority parliament, which formed the panel, of having abused its powers.
The 100-member panel, which is evenly divided between parliamentarians and public figures, was elected by the parliament. But most of its members are from the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist fundamentalists who hold the majority in both houses of parliament.