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Egypt's highest court suspends work over protests
December 2, 2012 14:35
Supreme Constitutional Court judges say they will not continue working under "psychological and material pressures."
Morsi supporters outside Constitutional Court

Morsi supporters outside Constitutional Court in Egypt 370 R. (photo credit:Amr Dalsh / Reuters)

CAIRO - Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to President Mohamed Mursi outside its headquarters.

"(The judges) announce the suspension of the court sessions until the time when they can continue their message and rulings in cases without any psychological and material pressures," the court said in a statement.

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"The court registers its deep regret and pain at the methods of psychological assassination of its judges," it said.

Several hundred Islamists protested outside the court building on Sunday ahead of a session in which it was due to examine cases against the legality of the upper house of parliament and the assembly that drafted the new constitution, both bodies dominated by Islamists.

The protest reflected the deep suspicion harbored by Egypt's Islamists towards a court they see as a vestige of the Hosni Mubarak era. The same court ruled in June to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood-led lower house of parliament.
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