CAIRO: A suit has been filed against President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi‘s recent decision to appoint assistants to prosecution authorities, on the grounds that it violates the right to equal labor opportunities as guaranteed by the constitution, Al-Ahram reported Tuesday.
The presidency approved the appointment of prosecution officers’ aids, despite “average” academic performance in comparison to other top graduates; three pairs of brothers were also among the nominated, according to lawyer Ibrahim al-Ghattas’ claims, Al-Ahram stated.
The list was published by different news websites earlier in July. Cairo University political science professor Seif Abdel Fattah also condemned the decision through a post on his Facebook account Tuesday, in which he made references to a corrupted regime, upon claims that people were hired based on their family connections to the judicial system instead of merit.
Within the purview of the president is the right to appoint prosecution authorities, including the Attorney General.