Former VP, ex-justice min summoned on 'rejection of Morsi ouster'

They will be quizzed after the Eid al-Adha holidays, which are set to end on October 19

Former VP, ex-justice min summoned on 'rejection of Morsi ouster'

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt's Former Vice-President Ahmed Mekki and former justice minister Ahmed Suleiman have been summoned for investigation into a statement rejecting the military overthrow of elected President Mohamed Morsi, a judicial source told the Anadolu Agency.

Chairman of the Central Auditing Agency Hisham Genina has also been summoned on the same issue.

A complaint has been filed by a host of judges against statement signed by a 75 independent judges rejecting the July 3 ouster of Morsi on ground that judges are banned from working in politics.

According to the judicial source, the three had participated in drafting the statement.

They will be quizzed after the Eid al-Adha holidays, which are set to end on October 19, the source said.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was deposed by the powerful military on July 3 after massive and well-coordinated demonstrations against his presidency.

The unconstitutional change of government is described by the ousted president's backers as a military coup, while supporters of the move call it a military-backed "popular uprising".

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