Egypt's Public Prosecutor Retracts Resignation

Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 09:00 AM

 

Share:
A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink

CAIRO — Egypt's chief public prosecutor, who stepped down this week in the face of protests from judges who said his appointment was an assault on their independence, said on Thursday he had retracted his resignation.

Public Prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim, first appointed by President Mohammed Morsi last month, said he had changed his mind because his resignation on Monday had been offered under duress, according to comments carried by the state-run al-Ahram news website.

Ibrahim resigned after more than 1,000 members of his staff gathered in front of his office in Cairo to demand that he step down.

The protesting prosecutors said Morsi's decision to appoint Ibrahim, instead of the leaving the appointment to judicial authorities, threatens the independence of the judiciary.

Ibrahim, describing his removal from office as "mysterious and abnormal," said it was unprecedented for a chief prosecutor to be forced to quit by his staff.

He said it was now up to the justice minister to decide whether to accept his resignation.

A number of prosecutors immediately announced they were suspending work and would stage an open-ended protest outside Ibrahim's office.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Iran Minister: Half of Population at Risk of Water Shortage

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 11:12 AM

Water shortfalls may affect half of Iran’s population by this summer if consumption isn’t cut by as much as 20 percent,  . . .

Syrian Army Seizes Ancient Christian Town Near Lebanon Border

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 10:26 AM

Syrian soldiers backed by Hezbollah fighters recaptured the town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, on Monday, military sou . . .

Three Lebanese Journalists for Al-Manar TV Killed in Syria

Monday, 14 Apr 2014 15:32 PM

Three Lebanese journalists working for Hezbollah's al-Manar television were killed on Monday after coming under attack i . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved