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Embattled Morsi calls out his backers

Posted By admin On November 25, 2012 @ 6:56 am In World News | Comments Disabled

PAUL GALLAGHER
London Independent [1]
November 25, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has called for a mass demonstration in Cairo this week to show support for the embattled President, Mohamed Morsi, who is facing widespread protests over his controversial decree granting him extensive new powers.

In a statement published on its website, the Brotherhood also called for demonstrations in public squares across the country after early evening prayers today.

The latest blow to Mr Morsi came yesterday when the Supreme Judicial Council, Egypt’s highest body of judges, called the move by the President to grant himself near-absolute power an “unprecedented assault” on the judiciary.

Through their statement, the judges joined a growing list of leaders and activists from Egypt’s political factions, including some Islamists, who have denounced the decree Mr Morsi says is necessary to “protect the revolution”. The council’s move reflects the anger within the judiciary.

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[1] London Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/embattled-morsi-calls-out-his-backers-8348400.html

[2] Egypt’s Morsi: New Pharaoh or Egyptian Cincinnatus?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypts-morsi-new-pharaoh-or-egyptian-cincinnatus.html

[3] Muslim Brotherhood offices torched, Morsi on defensive: http://www.prisonplanet.com/muslim-brotherhood-offices-torched-morsi-on-defensive.html

[4] Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi calls for closer Iran ties: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypts-mohammed-morsi-calls-for-closer-iran-ties.html

[5] After Morsi’s ouster, Egypt’s old guard is back — and Muslim Brotherhood is out: http://www.prisonplanet.com/after-morsis-ouster-egypts-old-guard-is-back-and-muslim-brotherhood-is-out.html

[6] Mansour sworn in as Egyptian head of state; Morsi held by army; at least 14 killed in clashes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mansour-sworn-in-as-egyptian-head-of-state-morsi-held-by-army-at-least-14-killed-in-clashes.html

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