Egyptian judges announce strike in protest at Mursi decree

CAIRO Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:59pm IST

Anti-Mursi protesters run from tear gas released by police during clashes in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Anti-Mursi protesters run from tear gas released by police during clashes in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo November 24, 2012.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - The body representing Egypt's judges called on Saturday for an immediate strike in all courts and prosecutors offices in protest against President Mohamed Mursi's decree expanding his powers.

At a meeting in Cairo, the Judges Club called on Mursi to retract the decree and to reinstate Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, the Hosni Mubarak-era prosecutor general who was sacked as part of the decision unveiled on Thursday.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Ralph Gowling)

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