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Egypt's judges call for nationwide strike against presidential decree

English.news.cn   2012-11-25 05:50:23            
 • Egypt's Club of Judges Saturday called for a strike to enforce Morsi to cancel the presidential decree.
 • The presidential decree issued Thursday sacked former Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud.
 • Mahmoud said during the meeting that he will resort to justice on the presidential decree.

 

CAIRO, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's Club of Judges on Saturday called for a strike of all the courts and members of prosecution administrations across the country, trying to enforce President Mohamed Morsi to cancel the newly-issued presidential decree, official MENA news agency reported.

The club, an organization that represents judges of the whole country, asked in its extraordinary general assembly the president to issue a new decision immediately to cancel a constitutional declaration and a presidential decree issued Thursday that sacked former Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud.

Mahmoud said during the meeting that he will resort to justice on the presidential decree, adding the presidential decree aimed at disturbing the judicial power.

For his part, Ahmed al-Zend, the head of the club, said that the general assembly of the club will stick to the rejection of the new constitutional declaration and its enforcement.

Morsi decided Thursday to dismiss Mahmoud and appoint Talat Ibrahim Abdullah as the new prosecutor general, arousing controversies among political forces and the public.

Followed by the decree, Morsi issued a constitutional declaration, ruling that all laws, decrees and constitutional declarations issued by the president since he came into office on June 30 are final and unchallengeable by any body.

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Egyptian president issues new constitutional declaration

CAIRO, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's presidency spokesman Yasser Ali said Thursday that President Mohamed Morsi has issued a new constitutional declaration.

Ali said the new declaration aims at destroying the old regime' s framework, and annihilating corruption in the country and the society, as well as purging the national machines out of the remainder of the "ruined regime," in order to protect the people and the country, and achieve the societal justness.  Full story

227 injured in Egypt clashes against Morsi declaration

CAIRO, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Clashes erupted Friday in Egypt between the police and protesters have injured 227 people, a statement from the health ministry said Saturday.

As many as 227 Egyptians were injured in protests of central Cairo's Tahrir square and other governorates after a new constitutional declaration was issued by President Mohamed Morsi Thursday, official MENA news agency quoted the spokesman Mohamed Amr as saying.  Full story

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