Egyptian justice minister resigns

Egypt’s Justice Minister Ahmed Mekky has resigned, officials in the Justice Ministry said on Sunday, after protests on Friday by President Mohamed Mursi’s Islamist backers demanding the “purification” of the judiciary.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Sun 21 Apr 2013, 7:15 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:26 PM

Mekky was appointed in August. He was widely regarded as a supporter of judicial independence during the rule of former President Hosni Mubarak, but his critics had accused him of siding with the new Islamist-led authorities.

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