World Bulletin/News Desk
Egyptian Prosecutor General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud has officially tendered his resignation to the Supreme Judicial Council.
Mahmoud, an appointee of toppled president Hosni Mubarak, had earlier signaled a desire to step down after being restored to his prestigious post by a court order.
The Supreme Judicial Council agreed last week to reinstate Mahmoud after the Court of Cassation issued a verdict invalidating ousted president Mohammad Morsi’s sacking of Mahmoud in November and appointment of a replacement.
Mahmoud said he was resigning over feeling uneasy taking future judicial measures against Morsi and his regime.
Egyptian authorities have arrested several senior leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party leaders since the ouster of Morsi last week.
Prior to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution which toppled Mubarak, the Muslim Brotherhood had been outlawed and persecuted for six decades.Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Temmuz 2013, 14:53