CAIRO (Sputnik) — According to the Youm7 news portal, the court judged that the agreement on maritime borders between Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed in April this year was invalid.
Some 400 people were arrested, dozens were sentenced to prison. However, later an appeals court in Cairo overturned this ruling and the protesters were released.
Egypt has been in control of Tiran and Sanafir for over 60 years. The islands could be potentially used for constructing a bridge across the Red Sea, announced on April 8 by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.