Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: April 6 - Immunizing Mursi's Decisions Marks 'New Era of Tyranny'

Photo: Khaled Moussa al-Omrani/IPS.
Morsi supporters celebrating his victory in Cairo's Tahrir Square. (file photo)

Ahmed Maher, founder of April 6 Movement and retracted member of Egypt's constitution-drafting body, announced on Thursday his rejection for the new constitutional declaration President Mohamed Mursi decreed earlier today.

In an April 6 statement issued on Thursday evening, Maher said that giving the president and the constituent assembly immunity marks "the beginning of a new era of tyranny".

Maher called for annulling these decisions while maintaining some positive decisions that represent popular demands such as "sacking the prosecutor-general and retrying those responsible for the killing of revolutionaries in addition to providing an extension for the constituent assembly."

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