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Egypt sacks 41 judges for ‘supporting’ Brotherhood

Egypt sacks 41 judges for ‘supporting’ Brotherhood

Kenny Awotorebo

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.