Egypt decree should have limited use - judicial council

CAIRO Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:00am EST

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CAIRO Nov 25 (Reuters) - Egypt's highest judicial authority said a decree issued by President Mohamed Mursi and which shields his decisions from judicial review must only be applied to decisions or laws relating to "sovereign matters".

The Supreme Judicial Council in a statement read on state TV also called on judges to keep courts and prosecution offices functioning after the influential Judges' Club called on Saturday for a countrywide strike in protest at Mursi's decree.

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