Court of Appeals head to face withdrawal of confidence over NGO case
Judges from the Cairo Court of Appeals on Thursday succeeded to collect enough signatures to hold an emergency general assembly within days in order to decide on withdrawing confidence from Abdel Moez Ibrahim, president of the court, for his position on the NGO foreign funding case.
|Someone has to be the fall guy...|
Ibrahim was accused of pressuring the judges overseeing the trial of 43 NGO workers, including 16 Americans, who are charged with working for unlicensed NGOs and receiving illegal funds.
The authorities lifted the travel ban on foreign defendants and all but one of the Americans left Egypt in early March. The lift of the ban was regarded by public opinion as an insult to the Egyptian judiciary.
Judge Hisham Raouf said more than 300 signatures were collected, although the needed quorum requires 285 signatures.
|Sure hope he got his [cough] pension [cough] funded...|
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