Anti-Brotherhood Judge Named Justice Minister in Egypt

May 20, 2015 9:31 AM

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has named a senior judge known for his deep hostility toward the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood as justice minister.

Ahmed el-Zind, chairman of the Judges Club, a powerful association of members of the judiciary, was sworn in on Wednesday before el-Sissi. El-Zind was an outspoken supporter of the July 2013 military takeover that ousted the Islamist Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president who hails f...

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