28 May 2006

300 Egyptian judges protest against government interference

It's headline news elsewhere but I haven't seen this in Singapore newspapers. 300 judges in Egypt recently held a protest against government interference in their independence. Specifically, it was about 2 judges being prosecuted after they spoke out against some of their colleagues for helping to legitimise the 2005 general election. These 2 judges, and many election observers, felt that the election was marred by irregularities. See a recent BBC report here, and another report a month ago.

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