New heads of senior courts swear in Tuesday

The new president of the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Judicial Council, Mohamed Metwally, and the new head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Maher al-Beheiry, are scheduled to swear in Tuesday afternoon before President Mohamed Morsy at the presidential palace.

Metwally and Beheiry are replacing Hossam al-Gheriany and Farouk Sultan, respectively, whose appointments ended on 30 June. Morsy will reward the outgoing pair with honorary badges in appreciation for their performance, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

Maher Samy, vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court, said Beheiry’s appointment decision has been active since the first of July. He added that Beheiry would fill Sultan’s place in his absence as his most senior deputy.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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