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Egypt's justice ministry rejects foreign comments on Morsi death sentence

Egyptian justice ministry strongly rejects foreign comments concerning the court verdict issued for ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and 105 others

Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 May 2015
Mohammed Morsi
Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sits behind glass in a courtroom, in a converted lecture hall in the national police academy in an eastern Cairo (Photo: AP)
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Egypt's justice ministry strongly rejected comments made by foreign governments that criticised the court decision to sentence ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and 105 other defendants to death, a statement released by the ministry read on Tuesday.

"The ministry stresses that comments by foreign countries concerning the judiciary decision has violated all international conventions which respect sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of another country," the statement read.

Among the foreign countries and bodies that have condemned the court ruling were the U.S., the United Nations, the European Union and Turkey.

"While all Egyptian institutions were committed to not commenting on the court ruling, the ministry believes that it has to face the attack on the Egyptian judiciary by announcing its total independence and that it bides by all international judicial standards," the statement highlighted.

Tuesday's statement also said that the court's ruling on Saturday was preliminary and that it will be referred to the Grand Mufti for review, followed by a final hearing on 2 June.

The statement highlighted that final court verdict can still be appealed if the defense team wishes.

 

 

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Lisa Maas
20-05-2015 10:52am
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judiciary by announcing its total independence, what a joke
Calling the judiciary independant is a joke, it is more political then ever by jailing Islamists and send them to death.On saturday an innocent 19 years old kid was hanged, he was in jail when he committed his so called crime. He was executed with 5 other innocent young people. The picture of his mother holding his execution dress is more shocking than pictures of the beheadings of IS. There is no more justice in Egypt only horror and innocents sended to be hanged.
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Khan
20-05-2015 06:23am
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Next deision coming against unjustice minister
Next sentence coming very soon against this this unjusticr minister .he must wait
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Neo
19-05-2015 11:53pm
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Why Double down?
Why confront the world with a battle NOT worth having? Especially when we are working tirelessly to raise INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT. It is much more beneficial for Egypt to admit the “procedural inefficiencies” than doubling down. It is better to “sacrifice” the lower court than insisting on telling our “Partners and Investors” around the world that they are idiots, they will not forget it when time comes to make good on their investment promises, think a head Mr. New Minister!
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