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Egyptian president, al-Sisi appoints new public prosecutor

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday appointed Hamada al-Sawi as the new public prosecutor, state-run Ahram newspaper reported.

Al-Sawi, who served in high-level posts since 1986, has succeeded Nabil Sadek whose term ends on Sept. 16.

He was a member of the technical office of the Cairo Appeal Court and in October 2015, he was appointed as senior Attorney General of the Cairo Appeal Prosecution.

Al-Sawi took over the investigation in December 2016 into the bombing of the St. Peter church, where he was the Advocate General of the Cairo Court of Appeal.

Over 30 people were killed in the terrorist attack.

The public prosecution is an integral part of the judiciary, it carries out investigation of criminal cases.

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Edited by Hadiza Mohammed

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