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More than 30 judges signed the document that night.Ultimately, 75 judges signed the statement.DIVIDED BENCHArticle 73 of Egypt's Judiciary Act prohibits judges from practicing politics and bans a judge sitting on a case from expressing political opinions.Some judges, including Zend, were openly critical of the new president.THE CASESAfter Morsi was overthrown and the group of 75 judges called for a return to civilian rule, Zend and 15 other judges drafted a legal complaint against them.According to Judge Fadli, the former deputy to Egypt's top judge and one of those forced to retire, Fahmy was a Zend ally.
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