Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi directed his government to issue a new law for the protection of the revolution, announced the director of the president's office Ahmed Abdel-Ati during a press conference on Thursday evening.
Morsi had met with top officials including Vice President Mahmoud Mekki, Prime Minister Hesham Qandil, Defence Minister Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki earlier in the day, after which he made the decision to remove the unpopular Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud.
The revolution law aims to “safeguard the gains of the revolution” and to hasten procedures to effect retribution and justice for the martyrs and the injured of the 25 January revolution and subsequent clashes, Abdel-Ati said, stressing that it would strive after balance a between prompt justice and the rule of law.
Senior Mubarak-era figures were acquitted on Wednesday by the Cairo Criminal Court for their role in the infamous “Battle of the Camel” attacks on protesters during the brief 18-day uprising which ousted Mubarak. The acquittal has caused much public anger and gave momentum to already planned protests on Friday.