Arabic: هشام بركات
Born: November 21, 1950
Egyptian Prosecutor General
Hisham Barakat is Egypt’s Prosecutor General and worked in the Post Said Criminal Court on the case of the Port Said Massacre, where Ahly Club fans died in a post-football match riot.
Hisham Barakat was appointed Prosecutor General by interim president Adly Mansour, and sworn in on July 10, 2013. He replaced Abdel Magid Mahmoud, who resigned.
Barakat graduated with a BA in law with high honors in 1973 and was instantly assigned to the Public Prosecution. He then became part of judiciary and worked on many cases and appeal courts.
His last post before becoming Prosecutor General was president of the Court of Appeals.
Hisham Barakat is considered fair and generally appreciated by his colleagues and by the public.