Opposition figure says will support independence of judiciary

Friday 19-04-2013 02:06 PM
Opposition figure says will support independence of judiciary

Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi talks to the media in a cafe in Cairo May 24, 2012. Egyptians queued patiently to vote on Thursday, eager to pick their leader for the first time in a national history dating to the pharaohs, with Islamists and secular-minded rivals who served under deposed President Hosni Mubarak heading the field - REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih


Hamdeen Sabahi, founder of the Popular Current, has condemned calls for protests on Friday to demand what they called "the cleansing of the judiciary".

Sabahi emphasised the necessity of supporting the judiciary's independence.

"We will support the independence of the judiciary against encroachment by executive power," the former presidential candidate wrote on Twitter.

The Muslim Brotherhood had called for mass demonstrations today in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo as well as demonstrations in all Egyptian governorates.

Some Islamist and liberal parties including the Nour Party, the 'Strong Egypt' Party, and the Dostour Party had opposed the calls for today's demonstrations.

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