Former prosecutor general appeals court ruling reinstating him

Former Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud has appealed a 27 March ruling by the Court of Appeals that ordered his reinstatement, and invalidated the appointment of current top prosecutor Talaat Abdallah.

Mahmoud said that although the ruling is in his favor, he is appealing it because it did not explicitly annul the president’s 22 November Constitutional Declaration and the amendments made to that decree on 8 December 2012.

He added that he also submitted the appeal because the executive authority is delaying the implementation of the ruling, although it is enforceable by law.

Meguid said he was surprised by Justice Minister Ahmed Mekky’s claims that the Court of Appeals ruling could not be put into effect until all deadlines to appeal it had passed. All Court of Appeals rulings are enforceable by law as soon as they are issued, Meguid argued.  

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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