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Egypt's court overturns ex-interior minister's jail over illicit gains

Egypt's court overturns ex-interior minister's jail over illicit gains

El-Adly, who served as interior minister in charge of police under Mubarak, was last April sentenced to seven years in prison.

He and 12 other defendants were convicted in April of looting about 2 billion Egyptian pounds (113 million USA dollars) from the Interior Ministry between 2000 and 2011.

The Court of Cassation accepted on Thursday the appeal issued earlier by former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and ordered his re-trial over charges relating to corruption.

The sentences were later successfully appealed, however, and all 11 were exonerated with Wednesday's court ruling.

In a statement released after Thursday's court session, defense lawyer Ashraf Mohieddin called for the immediate release of all defendants in the case in light of the court's decision.

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Following the April 2017 ruling, El-Adly disappeared until he was arrested in December by security forces.

Habib el-Adly, feared interior minister from 1997-2011, was convicted previous year of corruption then disappeared.

In this August 14, 2011 file photo, Egypt's former Interior.

The long-serving former minister faced several trials since the ouster President Mubarak in the January 2011 revolution, including for the killing of protesters and the cutting of telecommunications, but he was acquitted in all of the cases except for two.

After 1997 Luxor Massacre that left 70 dead, mostly tourists, Adly replaced Hassan al Alfy as minister of interior and served from 1997 to 2011.


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