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Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Ruled Unlawful by Scottish Appeals Court.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of the UK parliament has been judged to be "unlawful" at an appeal court in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Three judges at Scotland's highest court have ruled that the prorogation of parliament on Monday night was unconstitutional - contradicting judges in London - but made no decision to immediately reverse the suspension, RT reported.

Judges Lord Carloway and Lord Drummond Young and Lord Brodie stated on Wednesday that the UK Supreme Court has to issue the final decision.

The appeal judgement ostensibly reverses an initial finding in the same case at Edinburgh's Court of Session last Wednesday. At that hearing, Lord Doherty insisted the prorogation was lawful.

The UK Government plans to appeal against the latest ruling in the Supreme Court.

Speaking outside court, Scottish National Party MP Joanna Cherry, claimed that she was confident the decision would now be upheld by the Supreme Court in London. Cherry labelled the prorogation of parliament "a plot to prevent us representing our constituents views" and scrutinise cabinet ministers over a back-door no-deal Brexit.

Johnson described accusations that he was being anti-democratic as "a load of nonsense" after he suspended parliament until October 14.

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