Breaking – Cairo Court Upholds Removal Of Prosecutor-General Abdullah

Cairo Appeal Court has rejected an appeal lodged by Talaat Abdullah against the annulment of his appointment as prosecutor-general.

The court also rejected former prosecutor-general Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud’s appeal to be reinstated to the post.

Assistant prosecutor-general Hassan Yassin will hold the top position until Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) convenes to make an official appointment.

In March, a court reversed President Mohamed Morsi’s decision last November 22, 2012 to appoint Abdullah in Mahmoud’s place via a controversial constitutional declaration.

Judicial critics said only the SJC has the power to appoint the prosecutor-general and therefore President Morsi had acted beyond his mandate when appointing Abdullah to the post.