On Sunday, Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki submitted his resignation to President Morsi. Below is the text of Mekki’s resignation letter.
Your Excellency Dr. Mohamed Morsi,
The President of The Arab Republic Of Egypt,
Warm greetings and respect,
Since you assigned me to take over the burden of the Ministry of Justice, the opposition has been urging me to resign in conformance with my previous positions.
And yesterday, under the slogan of "cleansing the judiciary" and the legislation for a new Judicial Authority Law, your supporters have united around the demand of my dismissal to achieve their noble goals. And thus, consensus has been achieved.
And therefore, the time has come to grant my wish that my shoulders are relieved of this burden, and I appeal to you that you respond accordingly as soon as you read this letter.
May God save you and save Egypt for your supporters and your opposition, and may God save you from both of them.
The Minister of Justice,
Councillor Ahmed Mekki
Translated from the Arabic by Egyptian writer and blogger Bassem Sabry.