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Egypt's judicial authority condemns sweeping powers for Mohamed Mursi

Saturday, 24 November 2012 - 6:15pm IST | Place: Cairo | Agency: Reuters
Egypt's highest judicial authority said a decree granting the president sweeping new powers marked an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary.

Egypt's highest judicial authority said a decree granting President Mohamed Mursi sweeping new powers marked an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary, the state news agency reported.

At an emergency meeting called to discuss the decree issued by Mursi on Thursday, the Supreme Judicial Council urged "the president of the republic to distance this decree from everything that violates the judicial authority".




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