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Egypt's judicial authority condemns Morsi's sweeping powers

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November 24, 2012 15:30

CAIRO - Egypt's highest judicial authority said a decree granting President Mohamed Morsi sweeping new powers marked an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary, the state news agency reported.

At an emergency meeting called to discuss the decree issued by Morsi on Thursday, the Supreme Judicial Council urged "the president of the republic to distance this decree from everything that violates the judicial authority".

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