• 08:36
  • Tuesday ,21 October 2014
العربية

60 judges sent to disciplinary council for supporting the Brotherhood

By Aswat Masriya

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:10

Tuesday ,21 October 2014

60 judges sent to disciplinary council for supporting the Brotherhood

A judge referred on Monday 60 judges of different judicial levels to the disciplinary council for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

Judge Mohamed Shereen accused the 60 judges of signing a statement read out during the pro-Mohamed Mursi Rabaa al-Adawiya camp on July 24 last year.

The camp was set up to demonstrate support for Mursi's administration in late June 2013 and was maintained following his military ouster on July 3 and until its forcible dispersal on August 14.

Shereen demanded the judges' suspension from the judiciary. He also accused the judge who read out the statement, Mahmoud Mohi al-Deen, of fraud. Shereen said some of the judges whose names were on the statement denied signing it and were therefore excluded from the list of defendants in the case.

Supreme Election Committee Head Nabil Salib mandated Shereen in July 2013 to investigate 75 judges who signed a statement entitled "the independence current". The judges were accused of interfering in politics and violating the judicial authority law.