Protests to Purge the Judiciary: A New Crisis in the Relationship between the Regime and the Judiciary

EPC | 01 Apr 2013

The analysis examines the huge protests by the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists in front of the High Court building, which called for the “purging of the judiciary” after rumors spread that the court will issue a ruling that Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shafeeq is more eligible for the presidency. Furthermore, al Wasat Party presented a draft bill for a new law for the judiciary, and leaders of the Islamic movement declared that they are ready for martyrdom until Egypt becomes an Islamic state. The analysis predicts that reactions against the draft bill could force them to backtrack from the bill.

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