Egypt forces 32 judges to retire over Morsi ouster

A supporter of the Egyptian Army and General Abel Fattah al-Sissi protests outside the high court on the first day of Mohamed Morsi's trial on November 4, 2013 in CairoEgypt’s Supreme Judicial Council on Monday forced 32 judges into retirement for having opposed the army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, officials said. Morsi was deposed by then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and since then the authorities have cracked down on all forms of dissent, including secularists and liberals. “Today, the Supreme Judicial Council took a decision to force 32 judges into retirement for intervening in politics and supporting a certain party” after the ouster of Morsi, a senior official from the council said on condition of anonymity.

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