Egypt's judicial authority condemns sweeping powers for Mursi

CAIRO Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:57am EST

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CAIRO Nov 24 (Reuters) - Egypt's highest judicial authority said a decree granting President Mohamed Mursi sweeping new powers marked an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary, the state news agency reported.

At an emergency meeting called to discuss the decree issued by Mursi on Thursday, the Supreme Judicial Council urged "the president of the republic to distance this decree from everything that violates the judicial authority".

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