The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) rejected on Monday a request by former minister of justice Ahmed Suleiman to return to his earlier judicial post as head of the Court of Appeals.
Suleiman had requested to return to his duties as head of the appeals court after he resigned from his post as a justice minister.
The SJC, headed by Chancellor Hamed Abdallah, however, rejected the request, reported state news agency MENA.
Suleiman announced that he would file an appeal against the SJC’s decision, and if the appeal were rejected he would challenge the decision, reported state-owned Al-Ahram.
Secretary General of the SJC Mohamed Mahgoub told Ahram that the council wasn’t obliged to explain the rejection, as deliberations of the SJC are confidential; he added that the council canrelease a statement if it was deemed necessary.
Suleiman was appointed Minister of Justice to replace Ahmed Mekki in the latest reshuffle of Prime Minister Hesham Qandil’s government on 7 May.
Before becoming minister, Suleiman, 53,was the assistant to the minister of justice for judicial studies and the head of the Court of Appeals.