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Egypt’s Brotherhood calls for protests, judges urge for strikes

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Al Arabiya

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called for protests across the country on Sunday to support President Mohammed Mursi, while the country’s judges urged for a nationwide strike against a decree they saw as granting Mursi new, extensive powers.

The Brotherhood’s protest requests came as Egypt’s Judges Club, a body that represents judges throughout the country, called for “the suspension of work in all courts and prosecution administrations,” after several hours of emergency talks in response to what they called Mursi’s “ferocious attack on Egyptian justice.”

On the ground, clashes erupted outside the High Court between supporters and opponents of Mursi’s new constitutional declaration while the Judges Club held an hours-long emergency meeting inside.

“Some supporters of the declaration shot off fireworks at the gates of the court, and police fired teargas at protesters after they attempted to storm the building,” reported Egypt Independent.

Protesters favoring the declaration started chanting “the people demand the execution of Abdel Maguid,” according to the newspaper, in reference to former Prosecutor General Mahmoud Abdel Meguid, who was sacked after Mursi’s new declaration and was attending the meeting inside.

During Saturday’s meeting, defiant Egyptian judges demanded the president retract a decree granting himself sweeping powers that put him beyond judicial oversight.

As the judges met, civil groups led former U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei, and former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi, Amr Mussa and Abdelmoneim Abul Futuh, said there could be no dialogue with Mursi until he rescinded the decree.

 

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  1. grayscape

    November 25th, 2012

    “Egyptian justice.”

    HA!! I’m too loaded to comment….other than say musloidism is a cancer.

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  2. A Casual Observer

    November 25th, 2012

    It’s Morsi, not Mursi. You’re muddying the water with minutia.

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  3. Unruly Refugee

    November 25th, 2012

    0bama has achieved so much . . . .
    for The muslim World!

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  4. Nutjob

    November 25th, 2012

    Obama must be so proud of his failed foreign policy.

    Show Hillarys shiteating grin again, with the peace deal she brokered with Morsi.

    You’d think half of these losers would quit from embarassment.

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  5. Nutjob

    November 25th, 2012

    Looks like he’s mirroring his American Allie Barack.
    He too claimed a democratic victor in a fraudulant election and made himself pharoah.

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  6. "That Guy"

    November 25th, 2012

    It is starting to look like Obummer may actually out do Carter in how badly his administration can fuck up regarding a single middle eastern country.

    So far Obummer has been winning on total number of countries fucked up, but Carter still has an edge in the single most colossal single country fuck up by assisting with the overthrow of the Shah of Iran.

    Egypt may change that.

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  7. Edith McCrotch

    November 25th, 2012

    Those judges just signed their own death warrants.

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  8. Dianne

    November 26th, 2012

    On the bright side, as long as they are busy killing each other, it gives the rest of us a break.

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