Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a decree earlier today appointing chancellor Hamada El-Sawy, previously President of Cairo Court of Appeals, as a new Prosecutor General to succeed Nabil Sadek.
Sawy served in high-level judicial posts since 1986 and had been responsible for investigating numerous critical cases of public concern.
He served as head of the Justice Ministry’s National Center for Judicial Studies. He was also a member of the technical office of the Cairo Appeal Court. He was assigned as a judge to investigate corruption cases of state newspaper Al-Ahram’s advertising.
He served as the chief appellant in the Institute for Criminal Research and Training
Sadek was appointed as Prosecutor General on September 2015.
He comes to office following the assassination of his predecessor, Hesham Barakat, who was killed in a car bombing in June, 2015.
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