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Sunday, 3 October 2021

El Sisi’s sitdown with judiciary in the spotlight on the airwaves

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s sit-down with the nation’s judges on the occasion of Egyptian Judiciary Day headlined talk shows last night. The president chaired a meeting of the Supreme Council for Judicial Bodies, delivering a speech in which he upheld the principle of “non-interference” in the affairs of the judiciary as a golden rule. Al Hekaya’s Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 5:02), Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 5:19), Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal (watch, runtime: 3:43), and Sada El Balad (watch, runtime: 1:32) all had coverage.

El Hadidi noted that this is the first Judiciary Day since women were allowed to serve as judges, noting El Sisi’s statement that Egypt now has 11 female judges nationwide (watch, runtime: 2:22).

El Sisi also paid tribute to the families of judges that had been targeted by terrorist attacks in recent years, including assasinated prosecutor general Hisham Barakat (watch, runtime: 4:59). The president also separately awarded an honorable mention to former interim president and chief justice Adly Mansour, who Adib praised for his role in contributing to political stability following the 2011 revolution (watch, runtime: 5:02).

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