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Younis Makhyoun demands Morsi refer case of dismissed presidential advisor to judiciary or apologise

 “I call on the president to show evidence and refer the case to the judiciary or to apologise to Dr. Khaled Alam Eddin,” Younis Makhyoun said.  Photo: Younis Makhyoun, leader of the Salafi-inspired Al-Nour Party (DNE/ Hassan Ibrahim)

“I call on the president to show evidence and refer the case to the judiciary or to apologise to Dr. Khaled Alam Eddin,” Younis Makhyoun said.
Photo: Younis Makhyoun, leader of the Salafi-inspired Al-Nour Party (DNE/ Hassan Ibrahim)

Younis Makhyoun , chairman of the Salafi Al-Nour Party, called on President Mohamed Morsi to apologise to Khaled Alam Eddin, party member and dismissed presidential advisor.

Makhyoun issued a statement on Sunday on his official Facebook page where he saying Morsi should apologise to the dismissed advisor of environmental affairs, or otherwise refer the case to the judiciary. “I call on the president to show evidence and refer the case to the judiciary or to apologise to Dr. Khaled Alam Eddin,” the statement stated.

Makhyoun denied that his party is planning to file a complaint against the presidency concerning Alam Eddin’s case.

Alam Eddin was dismissed by Morsi on 17 February, following a report that he had used his post illegally.

Reacting to the decision, Alam Eddin held a press conference a day after his dismissal where he denied the accusations lodged against him, calling them “politically motivated attacks”.

The sacked advisor demanded that Morsi apologise to him personally.

Al-Nour party member and presidential advisor for political affairs, Bassem Al-Zarqa resigned as advisor during the press conference in solidarity with Alam Eddin’s dismissal.

Reacting to the press conference, the presidency released a statement on 19 February regarding the dismissal decision. “The dismissal of advisors is a decision taken by the institution of the presidency at its discretion in national interest and is not directly linked to any investigations or charges,” the statement stated.

The presidency added that Alam Eddin was dismissed after receiving information showing that it was “impossible” for him to continue in his role as an advisor.  The statement added that the decision to dismiss Alam Eddin is with regard to his person and not to his party affiliation.

Additional Reporting by Basil El-Dabh

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