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Egypt's Appeals Court joins strike against Mursi decree

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:20 PM 
Protesters in front of the High Court on May 6, 2012 - Mohamed AbdelGhani/Reuters

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

Egypt's Court of Cassation also decided on Wednesday to join the strike against the president’s decree.

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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