Just like the twins Nancy and Raouf Hindi, Baha’i student Hussein Hosni was handed a favourable ruling on the 29th of January, 2008, allowing him to obtain identification papers with a dash listed in the mandatory “Religion” field. And similarly, the positive verdict Hosni received was soon challenged by a lawyer.

But we’re pleased to announce that the challenge was rejected, and Hosni’s right to obtain identification papers was affirmed.

However, the ruling will not be implemented as the Supreme Administrative Court has yet to issue a verdict on a separate appeal that was launched against the January 29 ruling.