Former interior minister Habib el-Adly attending his trial on November 5, 2016 – (Archive)
CAIRO – 16 May 2017: The General Prosecution received an official report from the Interior Ministry, Tuesday, that former interior minister Habib al-Adly, who served under ousted President Hosni Mubarak, violated his house arrest, local media outlets reported.
On April 15, a Cairo criminal court sentenced Adly and two other interior ministry officials to seven years in prison over charges of illicit gains.
The defendants were convicted of using their influence to illegally acquire 2.4 billion EGP ($132 million) when Adly was in office.
On April 26, the General Prosecution had ordered the arrest of Adly to serve his sentence. In 2014, he was acquitted along with six of his aides over charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the January 25 revolution in 2011.