Judges' Club head calls for penal code to mirror Sharia law

Ahram Online , Saturday 27 Oct 2012

Ahmed El-Zend calls for Egypt's penal code to be amended immediately to be in tune with Islamic jurisprudence

Head of Judges Club
Head of Judges Club Ahmed El Zend (Photo:Reuters)

Head of Judges Club, Ahmed El-Zend declared that some articles of the penal code contradicts Sharia (Islamic jurisprudence) and therefore should be amended immediately.

El-Zend said on a YouTube video by Islamic Iqraa TV channel, "I am sending this message to the Egyptian legislator to save us from this misdeed (with reference to not applying the Sharia in penal code) by designing a Egyptian penal code solely based on Sharia."

Liberals and Salafists are currently battling over articles in the draft charter which deal with the role of religion in society and government.

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