Disciplinary court orders their compulsory retirement accusing them of supporting outlawed group, state media reports.
According to Aljazeera, Egypt’s state media reports that a disciplinary court has ordered 41 judges into compulsory retirement for supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, the latest move in a sweeping crackdown on political dissent.
The Disciplinary Council headed by Nabil Zaki, a judge, did not immediately release the reason for its decision on Saturday.
The government has implemented a harsh crackdown on Islamists and secular political opponents since July 2013, when then-army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi following mass protests against his rule.
Reuters reported that 31 of the judges were sent into compulsory retirement for signing a statement condemning Morsi’s removal.