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Breaking: Egypt cassation court joins strike against Mursi

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:59 PM 
High Court House in Cairo - Ahmed Hamed/Aswat Masriya

Egypt's Court of Cassation decided on Wednesday to suspend its operations in all its locations until President Mohamed Mursi rescinds a constitutional decree he issued on Thursday.

The court had convened an urgent closed meeting at its headquarters earlier on Wednesday where only senior members attended.

Mursi issued a decree on Thursday expanding his powers and shielding his decisions from judicial review - a move seen by Egyptian judges as an attempt to undermine their role and disregard the country's constitution.

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