The Big Picture has published a selection of pictures about the ongoing protests in Egypt. Pictures are similar to what we have been seeing for the past two years: massive protests at Tahrir square, clashes between pro and anti-Morsi protesters…
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As the New York Times reports, situation in Egypt deteriorated anew after, “President Mohamed Morsi issued a decree granting himself broad powers above any court, and used his new authority to order the retrial of Hosni Mubarak.“
Egyptian judges rebelled against an edict by President Mohamed Morsi exempting his decrees from judicial review until ratification of a constitution [drafted by a commission in which Islamists are majoritarian], denouncing it as a bid for unchecked power and calling for a judges’ strike. The judges, who were appointed by the ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak, joined liberal and secular political leaders in opposing the decree.
On the 29th of November, the constitution was ratified by the commission, but is yet to be approved by the Egyptians, by referendum.