Egypt Religious Freedom Cases Continued to 22 January

December 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

Court hearings on two lawsuits filed by Baha'is over the government's policy on religious affiliation and national identity papers have been continued until 22 January 2008.

The two cases, the first by the father of twin children who is seeking to obtain proper birth certificates for them and the second by a college student who needs a national identity card to re-enroll in university, had been set for "final judgment" by the Court of Administrative Justice in Cairo today.

But the hearings were unexpectedly postponed. The court indicated it is still deliberating on the cases.