New plea of Egypt courts: protesting

Egypt's attorney general jails pro-Morsi judge for 'protesting'

New plea of Egypt courts: protesting

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's attorney-general on Monday jailed a judge for 15 days for staging a protest in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

In a statement, attorney-general Hesham Barakat said he ordered Hassan al-Naggar, a senior judge at the Cassation Court and a former governor of the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya under Morsi, be jailed for 15 days on charges of staging a protest and blocking a road in Cairo.

Al-Naggar and several other protesters were detained outside a shopping mall in eastern Cairo.

According to the statement, protesters blocked the road and chanted slogans critical of the army.

The statement said that al-Naggar turned out to be a member of the pro-Morsi "Judges for Egypt" movement.

Last Mod: 31 Mart 2015, 09:43
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