Top Morsi Legal Adviser Resigns, Sharply Criticizes Brotherhood

Mohammed Morsi / AP

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The top legal adviser to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi resigned Tuesday, writing the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood has taken over the governing of the country.

The resignation of Mohammed Fouad Gadallah is just the latest in ongoing tensions between the Brotherhood and Egypt's judiciary. Gadallah's resignation letter criticizes sharply the Morsi administration, the Associated Press reports:

In his three-page resignation letter, Gadallah said he wanted to shed light "on the extent of the danger facing the country," at a time when "personal interests are overwhelming national interests."

He said there is "no clear vision" in running state affairs and that "a single (political) current" monopolizes decision-making, excluding experts and the opposition. He also pointed to the current dispute over the courts, complaining of attempts to "assassinate the judiciary." […]

Particularly, he said he opposed a decree that temporarily granted Morsi's decisions immunity from judicial review, but he said his opinion was ignored. After the public outcry, some Brotherhood members had blamed Gadallah for those decrees.

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