Former Minister of Information Safwat al-Sherif File Photo
CAIRO – 10 June 2017: The Cairo Criminal Court, located in the Fifth Settlement, will begin the first session of a retrial for former Minister of Information Safwat al-Sherif on charges of illicit gains.
Sherif was sentenced to five years in prison, and fined LE 209.7 million ($11, 5 million) on charges of illicit gains and exploitation of official positions. His sentence was annulled by the Court of Cassation. Therefore, the Court of Appeal decided a retrial in a new court.
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