Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

11 July 2012

Egypt: Moussa Rejects Presidential Custody Over Judiciary

Former Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said that President Mohamed Mursi must maintain the lines between state authorities and lift presidential custody from over the judiciary.

"The current dispute must end through the use of logic that preserves the status of presidency and prestige and independence of the judiciary," Moussa posted on Twitter, commenting on the court decision to dissolve parliament.

Moussa denounced the practice of any influence on the judiciary, saying that judicial independence is the number one priority.

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