Court orders former prosecutor general reinstated

The Cairo Court of Appeals on Wednesday reinstated former Public Prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud to his post, annulling a decree by President Mohamed Morsy replacing him with Talaat Abdallah, according to Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr.

Morsy’s 22 November constitutional declaration, aside from immunizing his decisions from judicial review, also named Talaat Abdallah as the new prosecutor general. The move sparked a wave of protests and violent clashes, particularly in front of Ettehadiya Palace in Cairo.

The Cairo Administrative Court had ruled Tuesday that it does not have jurisdiction over a case calling for Abdallah’s dismissal.

Abdallah came under fire Monday from the opposition after summoning five anti-Brotherhood activists for allegedly inciting violence during clashes at the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters in the Moqattam neighborhood of Cairo.

Members of the opposition have been calling for Abdallah’s removal from office for months.

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