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Monday
Dec172012

Egypt's Chief Prosecutor Quits One Month After Appointment

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) -- One month after President Mohamed Morsi appointed him, Egypt's chief public prosecutor resigned Monday.

Talaat Ibrahim Abdullah stepped down after district prosecutors claimed he pushed for filing charges against a group of opposition protesters who allegedly received payment for use of violence, the New York Times reports.

Abdullah apparently asked the head of the Supreme Council of Justice to consider allowing him to return to his previous legal work, according to a Xinhua news report.

The judicial council is expected to discuss Abdullah's resignation on Sunday.

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