Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court on Wednesday ordered the
ministry of justice to reinstate the prosecutor general sacked by President
Mohammed Morsi in November, cancelling his decision to appoint a new one, the
court judge said.
Morsi' decision to replace Abdel Maguid Mahmoud with Talaat
Ibrahim drew criticism from the president's opponents, who said the move had
exceeded his powers.
"The court ruled that the president's decision to sack
Judge Abdel Maguid Mahmoud is void and orders the minister of justice to
reinstate him," judge Sana Khalil said. The appeal was lodged by Mahmoud.