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I never interfere with Egypt's court system, Sisi tells judges

On Judiciary Day, Sisi also told senior judges that he has faith in the unity of Egyptians against 'evil efforts' directed against the country

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 Apr 2016
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi greets members of the Supreme Judicial Council before his speech during the celebration of the judicial day at the main headquarters of Supreme Court in downtown Cairo, Egypt April 23, 2016 (Egyptian Presidency)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told judges on Saturday he respects the independence of the judiciary, stressing he "never interferes with the country's justice system."

The president made the remarks during a speech he delivered to senior judges at the High Judicial Court in downtown Cairo on Saturday to mark Egyptian Judiciary Day.

El-Sisi told judges he pins great faith in the unity of Egyptians in the face of local and international "evil efforts" against the state, a theme he has visited on more than one occasion recently.

The president said he believes that the independence of the judiciary is a main pillar of the constitution, reaffirming that he never interferes with the country's justice system.

"Since taking responsibility, I've been keen to emphasise the independence of judiciary. Today, I affirm once again that I distance myself from any suspicion of influencing court rulings or interfering with its affairs."

El-Sisi also stressed that the country's national charter enshrines justice and equality, saying "everyone is equal before law."

El-Sisi went on to say that personal rights in the constitution also entail responsibility.

"Each right enjoyed by citizens is balanced by an obligation from them towards the state."

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awadul hasan
23-04-2016 06:14pm
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hu hu huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
no court only army stick sisi speaking not true court is enemy of public rights and spoon of Army every ne know very well
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evil-egyptian
23-04-2016 05:16pm
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Sisi surrendered to Fear mongering
“Sisi told judges he pins great faith in the unity of Egyptians in the face of local and international "evil efforts" against the state, a theme he has visited on more than one occasion recently” … As he failed on the economy, security, human rights, and international support, as well as exhausting all the slamming and blaming of the international community for his failure; Sisi is reverting to the Egyptian tired and tested theme of “evil people”!
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Tut
23-04-2016 02:39pm
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Damaging the country all on their own
If it’s true and Sisi doesn’t interfere with courts it’s even worse; allowing the judiciary to damage the country’s economy, tourism, investment, and human rights without his participation means he has no control over the blunders. Someone else (maybe Mubarak’s thugs) are still in control of the country, which is much worse! Perhaps these are the people he refers to as “the evil forces”!
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