(YNetNews) The body representing Egypt’s judges called on Saturday for an immediate strike in all courts and prosecutors offices in protest against President Mohamed Morsi’s decree expanding his powers.

At a meeting in Cairo, the Judges Club called on Morsi to retract the decree and to reinstate Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, the Hosni Mubarak-era prosecutor general who was sacked as part of the decision unveiled on Thursday.

Earlier on Saturday, Egypt’s highest body of judges slammed Morsi’s decision, calling the move an “unprecedented assault” on the judiciary.

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