Egypt's Judges Vow to 'Escalate' Action Against Decrees

Following a meeting with President Mohamed Mursi, Egyptian judges released a statement denouncing a set of presidential decrees that would increase Mursi's control over the country's legislature.

  • Egypt:  Judges Reject Mursi's Presidential Decree

    Aswat Masriya, 27 November 2012

    Egypt's Judges Club denounced on Tuesday the presidential statement on the strife induced by President Mohamed Mursi's recent constitutional decree, describing the decree as ... read more »

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An Egyptian protester hurls stones at riot police. Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood called nationwide demonstrations in support of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in his showdown with the judges over the path to a new constitution.

  • Egypt:  Egypt's Morsi to Meet Judges Over Power Grab

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 26 November 2012

    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is due to meet on Monday senior judges to try to ease a crisis over his seizure of new powers. read more »

  • Egypt:  Judges Call for Strike

    The New Times, 25 November 2012

    Egypt's domestic divisions over a series of controversial presidential decrees continued to ferment as the nation's Judges' Club on Saturday called for a strike of all courts and ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Brotherhood Changes Location of Tuesday Protest

    Aswat Masriya, 25 November 2012

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood decided on Sunday to change the location of its Tuesday demonstration, said Mahmoud Ghozlan, the group's media spokesman. read more »

  • Tunisia:  Mursi Defends New Powers as 'Temporary'

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 25 November 2012

    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has defended a decree giving him sweeping new powers, saying it is "temporary" and not intended to concentrate power in his hands. read more »

  • Egypt:  Dictatorship 2.0 - Egyptian Edition? (opinion)

    Daily Maverick, 26 November 2012

    There’s anger on the streets of Egypt again. And this time it’s President Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s democratically elected leader, who’s earned the ire of the ... read more »

  • Egypt:  EOHR Calls Upon President Morsi to Reverse His Decision (press release)

    Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, 23 November 2012

    The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) rejects the constitutional declaration issued on November 22, 2012. The declaration came as a serious violation against the rule ... read more »

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