Middle East

Egypt court orders back prosecutor sacked by Morsi

Egyptian public prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmud addresses judges at the High Court in Cairo, on October 13, 2012. An Egyptian court has ordered the reinstatement of Mahmud, whose sacking in November sparked a bitter row between President Mohamed Morsi and the judiciary.

Egyptian public prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmud addresses judges at the High Court in Cairo, on October 13, 2012. An Egyptian court has ordered the reinstatement of Mahmud, whose sacking in November sparked a bitter row between President Mohamed Morsi and the judiciary.  (AFP/File)

An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the reinstatement of public prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmud, whose sacking in November sparked a bitter row between President Mohamed Morsi and the judiciary.

The Court of Appeals "issued a final ruling ordering the return of Abdel Meguid Mahmud as public prosecutor," the official MENA news agency reported.

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