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Egypt PM Sharaf discusses judges crisis with minister of justice

Top officials meet to try to resolve a crisis that saw judges and lawyers engaged in strike action throughout Egypt

Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Oct 2011
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Prime Minister Essam Sharaf held a meeting to discuss the latest developments in the judges crisis with Minister of Justice Abdel Aziz El-Gendy, Judge Ahmed El-Zend, the chairman of the Judges' Club, and Minister of Interior Mansour El-Eissawy. 

The meeting was attended by Judge Hossam El-Gharieny, chairman of the Supreme Council of Judiciary, and Ali El-Salmi, the deputy prime minister for political affairs. 

The meeting discussed the crisis between lawyers and judges as well as the draft law of judicial authority that spark the current crisis, and on the eve of parliamentary elections. The meeting was an attempt to solve the crisis that saw strike action from both lawyers and judges throughout the country in the past two weeks.

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