President Mohamed Morsi forsøkte onsdag å sparke riksadvokaten etter at denne hadde frikjent mennene som angivelig organiserte voldelige angrep på Tahrir-demonstrantene mens Mubarak ennå satt med makten.
Men slik inngripen i rettsprosessen er ikke uproblematisk. Et møte mellom de to lørdag førte til at riksadvokaten blir sittende.
Samtidig var det fredag for første gang voldelige sammenstøt mellom tilhengere og motstandere av Brorskapet i Kairos gater.
The Brotherhood blamed the prosecutor when two dozen former regime heavyweights were acquitted on Wednesday for their alleged roles in a crackdown on Feb. 2, 2011, in which 26 activists were killed by hired thugs and Mubarak supporters.
Egyptians refer to the incident as the «Battle of the Camels» because several of the hired thugs were seen riding on camel and horseback.februar 2011.
Egypt’s public prosecutor will remain in his post despite efforts by the nation’s president to reassign him after the controversial acquittal of two dozen prominent former regime officials thought to have organized a violent crackdown on protesters last year.
Following a meeting between the two men on Saturday, President Mohammed Morsi retracted his announcement on Thursday that he was reassigning Public Prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud as ambassador to the Vatican.
Mr. Morsi’s abortive attempt to remove Mr. Mahmoud highlights the legal confusion that continues to dog Egypt’s post-revolutionary transition. Mr. Morsi and his powerful Muslim Brotherhood backers have repeatedly tangled with Egypt’s judiciary over questions of legal jurisdiction and constitutionality since protesters ousted former President Hosni Mubarak early last year.
In a conciliatory but defiant statement to reporters on Saturday, Mr. Mahmoud stressed that he and the judiciary have no quarrel with Mr. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, citing the judiciary’s role in overseeing parliamentary and presidential elections in which the Brotherhood won victories this year.
Prominent judges rushed to Mr. Mahmoud’s defense on Friday, calling Mr. Morsi’s decision a violation of judicial independence despite the fact that Mr. Morsi’s predecessor, Mr. Mubarak, had appointed Mr. Mahmoud.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people were injured on Friday when thousands of Brotherhood supporters protesting the acquittals of the former regime figures clashed with liberal opponents of Mr. Morsi’s presidency.