3 January 2013

Egypt: Public Prosecution Members Suspend Work January 8-10

Hundreds of the Public Prosecution members agreed on Wednesday 2/1/2013 on suspending work at all prosecution from January 8-10 amid a continued crisis with Public Prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim.

The step was taken at a meeting attended by hundreds of prosecutors and chaired by the head of the Judges' Club Ahmed el-Zend.

They demanded the Higher Judicial Council to convene on January 9 on the crisis in light of Ibrahim's refusal to step down.

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