Former president of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC), Saeed Marei, passed away on Wednesday after a long struggle with illness, at 68.
Marei fell ill three years ago, during which he had to undergo a kidney transplant surgery, after which his health continued to deteriorate.
Earlier this month, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a presidential decree to relieve Marei of his duties and allow him to retire due to his severe illness, while adding the remaining two years and four months of his term to his work record.
Al-Sisi also appointed Bolis Fahmy Eskandar as Egypt’s first Christian President of the SCC.
The Judicial Authority Law stipulates that in the event of a condition that prevents a judge from performing his work, a four-party committee of doctors is formed to debate the situation and prepare a report on it.
The General Assembly of the Constitutional Court formed a medical committee and prepared its report on the medical case of Marei, submitting this report to President Al-Sisi who issued his decision to refer Marei to retirement.
In a statement released by the Cabinet, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and other members of the cabinet expressed their deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and wished them solace in their time of grief.