Egypt: Prosecutor General Forms Special Prosecution for Revolution Protection

Prosecutor General Counselor Talat Abdullah issued on Thursday 10/01/2013 a decision forming a "revolution protection" prosecution office.

The newly-formed prosecution office will investigate all the findings made by the fact-finding commission formed by President Mohamed Morsi over the killing of revolutionaries.

It will also probe any complaints referred to the General Prosecution regarding other acts committed against revolutionaries.

The nascent prosecution will be chaired by Counselor Amr Fawzi, the chief prosecutor of Central Cairo, and will include 20 members and heads of prosecution offices.

Abdullah urged on Thursday all members of the public prosecution to be responsible and show necessary commitment stipulated in the constitution and law.

Abdullah urged them to return to work, saying he opens a new chapter with them as of Thursday, said Counselor Hassan Yassin, head of the technical office of the prosecutor general.

Abdullah underlined the important role prosecutors play in protecting people's rights and freedoms.

This step, according to Yassin, came after Abdullah's meeting with prosecutors from Alexandria and other coastal cities who confirmed that work is regular but urged him to send a reassurance message to all members of public prosecution offices across the nation.

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