World Bulletin/News Desk
An alliance of groups that support ousted President Mohamed Morsi has called for fresh rallies on Tuesday for defending the "independence of the Judiciary".
In a Saturday statement, the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy said the rallies aim "to defend Egypt's honorable judges and the Judiciary".
The pro-Morsi bloc accused the "coup authorities" of antagonizing Egypt's honorable judges, citing the referral of Judge Walid Sharabi, the spokesperson of the so-called "Judges for Egypt" movement to a disciplinary court, police assaults on prosecutors in the southern province of Sohag and what it called "assaults of the constitution-amending panel on the authorities of the judicial bodies.
Sharabi, a vocal critic of the military overthrow of Morsi, has been referred to a disciplinary court on accusations of working in politics.
Morsi -- Egypt's first freely-elected president -- was removed from power by the powerful military establishment this summer after massive, well-coordinated protests against his presidency that began on June 30.
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".Last Mod: 26 Ekim 2013, 17:18