Egypt’s president puts himself above court rule

Posted: November 23, 2012 at 5:21 a.m.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (right) swears in his new prosecutor general Talaat Abdullah (left) in Cairo on Thursday, in this photo released by the Egyptian presidency.

Egypt’s president Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak in the killing of protesters in last year’s uprising.

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