Egypt Cassation Court Joins Strike Against Mursi
28 November 2012
Egypt's Court of Cassation decided on Wednesday to suspend its operations in all its locations until President Mohamed Mursi rescinds a constitutional decree he issued on Thursday.
The court had convened an urgent closed meeting at its headquarters earlier on Wednesday where only senior members attended.
Mursi issued a decree on Thursday expanding his powers and shielding his decisions from judicial review. A move seen by Egyptian judges as an attempt to undermine their role and disregard the country's constitution.
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