Timeline: Habib Al-Adly’s long-running streak of charges


Wed, 06 Dec 2017 - 09:00 GMT

FILE –The former Interior Minister, in court accompanied by officers

FILE –The former Interior Minister, in court accompanied by officers

CAIRO – 6 December 2017: Former Mubarak-era Interior Minister Habib Al-Adly was arrested on Tuesday after being at large for about 232 days.

Adly has had a long-running streak in courts after facing multiple charges ranging from corruption to the deliberate murder of demonstrators.

Egypt Today lays out a brief timeline of the charges he has been facing and those that led to his being hauled off in handcuffs.

February 2014: The Court of Cassation upheld a three- year term against Adly in the case known publicly as the "forced labor case”. He served his term while at the remand.

June 2014: Adly was vindicated of the illicit gain charges and abusing his power during his tenure.

November 2014: Along with six top aides, Adly was cleared of charges related to killing demonstrators during the 2011 revolution.

February 2015: Adly acquitted of charges relating to embezzling public funds.
March 2015: Adly was cleared of illegal gain charges and the court annulled the earlier decision of having his funds confiscated.

December 2016: The Agouza Court of Misdemeanors acquitted Adly after accepting an appeal filed against an earlier verdict that sentenced him to a one-month imprisonment for not carrying out a court order to return a police officer to work.

April 2017: A seven-year prison term was given to Adly, along with his top aides, over charges relating to corruption. He was also fined LE 195,936 million ($11,030 million). The court rejected the appeal later filed.



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