Mr. Yassin denied that the prosecutor's office was operating at the behest of the presidency to go after Mr. Morsi's critics, saying it has also interrogated and sentenced Islamists.
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"The prosecution is the protector of social rights, and we work on implementing the law. ... There must be guidelines for those working in the media to observe so as not violate the law," Mr. Yassin told The Associated Press.