Challenge against former interior minister court verdict rejected


Tue, 16 May 2017 - 12:13 GMT

Former interior minister Habib el-Adly – (Archive)

Former interior minister Habib el-Adly – (Archive)

CAIRO – 16 May 2017: The Cairo Criminal Court decided Tuesday to reject the challenge submitted against the ruling in former interior minister Habib al-Adly’s case, local news outlets reported.

The enforcement grievance requested by Adly’s lawyer got rejected as the General Prosecution received an official report from the Interior Ministry stating Adly violated his in-house arrest.

On the other hand, a security source told Egypt Today that security forces were dispatched to locate and arrest Adly to serve his court sentence.

Furthermore, Adly was enrolled in the travel-ban list, while the source affirmed that he is still inside Egypt.

On April 15, the 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.



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