Top Egypt court upholds removal of Mursi’s prosecutor general

The decision removed public prosecutor Talaat Abdallah (pictured) and ordered the return of former prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud to his post. (File photo: AFP)

Egypt’s top appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision to dismiss the prosecutor general appointed by Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, judicial sources and the state news agency MENA said.

The decision removed public prosecutor Talaat Abdallah and ordered the return of former prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud to his post, MENA said.

Abdallah’s appointment was fiercely contested by the liberal opposition, which accused him of bias towards the Islamist government and of using his position to prosecute critics of the president while turning a blind eye to human rights abuses.

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