Judges request reinvestigation of their case over ‘politicization’
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CAIRO: Six judges accused of “interfering in political affairs” after they signed a joint declaration that was read out at the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in in July have requested their case be re-investigated, reported Youm7.

The Attorney-General received the judges’ complaint on March 26, then referred it to Judge Mohamed Fahmy, who is presiding over their case. The defendants are specifically requesting they be able to cross-examine a National Security officer, who participated in the investigation and labeled them as members of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood Judges for Egypt group.

Fahmy, however, is the subject of another complaint filed by the same defendants, who are requesting that he be replaced. Their suit, which accuses him of bias against them, will be decided on April 9, Masrawy reported.

The six judges are Zakaria Abdel Aziz, former head of the Judges Club, Hossam al-Gheriany, former head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Nagy Derbala, deputy head of the Cassation Court, Ahmed Suleiman and Ahmed Mekki, former ministers of justice, and Mahmoud Mekki, former vice president.

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