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Egypt court overturns Morsi's decision

March 27, 2013 at 8:07 AM

CAIRO, March 27 (UPI) -- The Cairo Court of Appeal issued a verdict Wednesday overturning Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's decision to dismiss the former prosecutor general.

Morsi's decision to dismiss Abdel Meguid Mahmoud and appoint Talaa't Abdallah in his place was part of his constitutional declaration last November, the Daily News Egypt reported.

Ahram Online said that, under Egyptian law, the prosecutor general can only be dismissed by judicial decree and not by the president.

The dismissal was strongly criticized by opposition groups and the judiciary, Ahram Online reported, and many opposition groups are demanding for the dismissal of the current prosecutor general.

Mahmoud refused to comment on the verdict.

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