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Brotherhood Demands Judicial Purge in Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood supporters protest after South Cairo Criminal Court acquits deposed President Hosni Mubarak of killing protesters, writes Zenobia Azeem. 
Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters protest in front of the High Court in Cairo demanding a purge in the Egyptian judicial system on April 19, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA        (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters gathered outside of the High Court in Cairo on Friday to protest against the judiciary. They chanted, “the people want the purging of the judiciary,” and held signs asking for the “retribution of the martyrs.”

On a wall outside the High Court hung a banner outlining protesters’ demands: immediate change of the current judicial law, removal of the justice minister, prosecution of both the head of the Judge’s Club and the former chief prosecutor, and the holding of revolutionary tribunals.

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