Prosecutor General Tala’at Abdallah released a statement Saturday night denying any relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood.
“I do not accept being accused under any circumstances of belonging to any political party or faction because whoever belongs to a certain political current cannot have a judicial position,” he said.
Abdallah was responding to widespread rumours that he is part of the Brotherhood, rumours which have plagued him since his controversial appointment.
He added that if anyone should make such accusations, they must present proof to support their claims.
Abdallah added that his “decisions to investigate prominent figures of the Brotherhood” constituted proof that he is not biased towards the organisation.
The prosecutor general was appointed by President Morsi in November following a highly controversial constitutional declaration. The November declaration saw the dismissal of the former prosecutor general, Abdel Meguid Mahmoud.
After widespread protests, Morsi revoked the November declaration and replaced it with the December declaration, but Abdallah’s appointment remained unchanged.
In a meeting that brought the National Salvation Front (NSF) and the Salafi Al-Nour Party together last week, the two political groups agreed on a unified vision, which included appointing a new prosecutor general.
Last Thursday, the NSF demanded the complete annulment of the November declaration and the “dismissal of Abdallah, who has excessively intervened in the affairs of the judiciary and was appointed by the president, just like the days of the ousted regime”.