Former prosecutor-general says Morsi 'must protect my life'

Ahram Online, Saturday 24 Nov 2012

Ex-prosecutor general accuses interior ministry of stalling investigations into attacks on protesters since the January 2011 revolution, adding that he expects to be unlawfully imprisoned soon

Mohamed Morsi vs Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud
Mohamed Morsi vs Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud (Photo: Ahram Online)

Former Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud stated during a press conference at the High Court on Saturday that he expects to be unlawfully imprisoned soon by Egypt's president.

"I hold President Mohamed Morsi responsible for protecting my life," added Mahmoud.

Mahmoud further slammed the Ministry of Interior saying it failed to provide evidence to investigators on various clashes that occurred during the transitional period, such as the Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes in November 2011 and the attack on Coptic Christians during the Maspero massacre on 9 October 2011.

"The Ministry of Interior never referred any suspects to my office [as a prosecutor general] in the Two Saints Church bombing in January 2011, the Maspero massacre in October 2011, Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes in November 2011, and the Cabinet Office clashes in December  2011," said Mahmoud.

The press conference at the High Court by members of the General Assembly of the Judges' Club was held to denounce the constitutional decree issued by President Mohamed Morsi Thursday, saying it threatens the independence of the judiciary.

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