31 pro-Morsi judges expelled, 25 acquitted: court ruling
Former president Mohamed Morsi and MB leaders on the first day of Morsi's trial - REUTERS

CAIRO:  A total of 31 out of 56 Pro-Muslim Brotherhood judges were sacked by a court ruling Sunday, Youm7 reported.

The Disciplinary Council of the Cairo Court of Appeal ruled Sunday to expel the 31 judges over charges of involvement in politics and bias to a certain faction at the expense of the state when they signed a statement in support of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. The other 25 judges were acquitted in the same case.

The judges signed the statement during a protest in the pro-MB sit-ins in Rabaa al-Adaweya, rejecting the ouster of Morsi by the army in July 2013 which took place following mass protests called for the end of his regime.

The court referred other 10 judges who belong to the pro-MB movement of “Judges for Egypt” to early retirement while other five judges were reinstated to their work duties.

Additional reporting by Omnyia al-Moghy

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