Arab Spring

Egypt's Top Judges Suspend Work, Condemn President

The presidential power grab was met with a shut-down of the courts

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Egypt's most senior judges have condemned President Mohamed Morsi for granting himself sweeping new powers which they say amount to an "unprecedented assault" on the independence of the judiciary.

The supreme judicial council said work would be suspended in all courts and prosecution offices until the decree passed by the president earlier this week was reversed.