Ahmed al-Zind, head of Egypt's Judges' Club
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Egypt judges call for national strike over Mursi decree

Egypt's judges have called for a nationwide strike in protest against a decree by President Mohammed Mursi granting himself extensive new powers.

After an emergency meeting, the judges union urged Mr Mursi to retract the decree they see as an "unprecedented attack" on the judiciary.

In Cairo there were violent clashes between supporters of the judges and riot police.

Jon Leyne reports from Cairo.

  • 24 Nov 2012
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