Prosecutor sacked by Mursi reinstated, Egypt’s judiciary says

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An Egyptian top court said Wednesday that public prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud was in fact reinstated, putting even more pressure on Islamist President Mohammed Mursi who dismissed him in November last year.

The Supreme Council of Justice confirmed the news just one day after the Court of Appeal’s “final decision” to reinstate Mahmud, who was appointed during ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s reign, as attorney general.

Talaat Abdullah, who replaced Mahmoud, released a statement that he “respects all judicial decisions.”

Abdullah was accused of backing the Muslim Brotherhood from which Mursi hails. Such allegations have worsened the situation between the president and the country’s judiciary.

The army has given Mursi an ultimatum to resolve Egypt’s political crisis, which has plagued the country since the 2011 revolution, which toppled Mubarak.

Mursi has until 4:30 p.m. (1430 GMT) to “meet the demands of the people” following mass protests calling for him to resign.

(With AFP)

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