Judges and their supporters stand in front of the Supreme Court building during a protest against a new law currently under discussion at the Shura council, in Cairo June 3, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Egypt's Supreme Judicial Council Monday forced 32 judges into retirement for having opposed the army's ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, officials said.Last week the council had taken similar action against 15 other judges for the same reason.The judges had refused to recognize the legality of the ouster of Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president who was ousted after mass street protests against his sole year of divisive rule.Global rights groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say that at least 40,000 people were arrested within the first year of Morsi's ouster on July 3, 2013 .
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