Garana acquitted - YOUM7/Omar Ma'roof
CAIRO – 1 March 2017: An Egyptian court acquitted Mubarak-era Tourism Minister Zohier Garana of corruption charges on Tuesday, cancelling the five-year prison sentence against him,
The Court of Cassation acquitted Garana and two others on charges of profiteering and squandering public money, in the case known in the media as the “Gamsha land trial.”
Garana, who was minister of tourism under former President Hosni Mubarak from 2006 until the 2011 uprising, was convicted of several crimes including violation of auction laws by buying land in the Gamsha resort in Ain Sohkna. Garana appealed the decision.