NewsJune 29, 2015
Egypt Presidency Statement on Cairo Terrorist Attack and Death of Prosecutor-General
Following today’s terrorist attack in Cairo that took the life of Egyptian Prosecutor-General Counselor Hisham Barakat, the Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt issued the following statement:
“It is with great grief and deep sorrow that the Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt mourns Prosecutor-General Counselor Hisham Barakat, who died as a result of a heinous terrorist attack on his vehicle this morning. The Presidency offers its sincere condolences to his family and to all the people of Egypt.
“Egypt has lost a model of judicial integrity, who set an example of dedication and commitment to the principles and ethics of this noble profession. He exemplified patriotism and diligence. Counselor Barakat, who was assassinated by an abhorrent act of terrorism, will remain a symbol for honest Egyptian judges.
“The Presidency of Egypt affirms that the perpetrators will meet swift justice and that such atrocities will not deter the state from advancing development, upholding rights and realizing the aspirations of the people of Egypt. The Presidency also announces the cancellation of celebrations marking the second anniversary of the June 30 revolution as a sign of mourning.”