2000 judges threaten not to supervise referendum

Some 2000 judges have threatened not to participate in the supervision of the 19 March constitutional referendum, citing procedural irregularities in the selection of judges.

The announcement comes as the Supreme Judicial Committee supervising the referendum urged all citizens to cast their votes in the poll on Saturday.

The judges threatening to boycott the referendum claim the committee used “favoritism” in choosing certain judges to supervise particular polling stations.

They also said the committee chose 52 judges who happen not to be working in Egypt, in addition to another 47 who are dead.

They further said the committee did not regard the principle of “seniority” in its selection of the judges.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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