Mubarak-era interior minister sent to Tora Prison

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 - 03:38 GMT

The former interior minister Habib El Adly during Hosni Mubarak era trail - screen shot from Al Aoula channel

The former interior minister Habib El Adly during Hosni Mubarak era trail - screen shot from Al Aoula channel

CAIRO – 5 December 2017: Mubarak-era Minister of the Interior Habib al-Adli sent to Torah prison Tuesday to serve a seven-year sentence over corruption charges.

Amid intensified security measures, Adly appeared in the Central Cairo Prosecution Court, wearing a gray suit and silver glasses, cornered by a number of security officers.

However, Farid al-Deeb, Adly’s lawyer, said on Tuesday in press remarks that Adly turned himself in at Heliopolis Police Station.

On April 15, a Cairo court sentenced Adly to seven years in prison over charges of embezzling public funds belonging to the Ministry of the Interior.

Following the ruling, the whereabouts of Adly was unknown, and he was considered to be a fugitive after fleeing house arrest to avoid serving the jail sentence.

In 2014, he was acquitted, along with six of his aides, on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the January 25 Revolution of 2011.

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