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Egypt authorities arrest Mubarak-era interior minister

Middle East | 2017-12-05 22:35:46
Egypt authorities arrest Mubarak-era interior minister
Egyptian authorities have arrested former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, who was convicted on corruption charges earlier this year, local security sources said Tuesday.

“The ministry discovered where al-Adly was hiding and moved to arrest him with a view to implementing court rulings handed down against him earlier,” Egypt’s official news agency quoted unnamed security sources as saying.

Al-Adly is now expected to be taken to a Cairo prison where he will serve his jail term, the sources said.

In April, a Cairo court sentenced al-Adly -- who served as interior minister under former President Hosni Mubarak -- to seven years imprisonment.

Al-Adly’s whereabouts had been unknown at the time of his sentencing.

In 2015, judicial authorities referred al-Adly to court for the illegal appropriation of some 2.4 billion Egyptian pounds ($136 million) while serving as interior minister from 1997 to 2011.
Anadolu Agency
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