Egyptian authorities arrest retired pro-Morsi judge

Mahmoud Al-Khudeiry, 73, a retired judge and former vice president of the Court of Cassation, is known for his support for ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Egyptian authorities arrest retired pro-Morsi judge

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian security forces late Monday arrested retired judge Mahmoud al-Khudeiry on charges of "inciting violence".

Al-Khudeiry was arrested upon an order from the Public Prosecution on charges of inciting violence in Sidi Gaber neighborhood in the coastal province of Alexandria in July, a security source said.

He will be transferred to Cairo on Tuesday for investigation, the source said.

A former vice president of the Court of Cassation, Al-Khudeiry, 73, is known for his support for ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

He was elected a member of the People's Assembly (the lower house of parliament) in the first parliamentary elections following the toppling of long-serving president Hosni Mubarak.

He has been critical of the July 3 military ouster of democratically elected Morsi, describing the overthrow as a "military coup".

Last Mod: 26 Kasım 2013, 10:07
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