16 Jun 2011

Former Egyptian Interior Minister Jailed for Corruption

Egypt’s former Minister of the Interior, Habib al-Adly (pictured here) was sentenced to 12 years for corruption, including money laundering and profiteering. Mr. al-Adly’s trial was closely followed by Egyptians, as his ministry was also in charge of the brutal crackdown against protestors before the ousting of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Mr. al-Adly is also facing charges in connection with the deaths of hundreds of Egyptian protestors, for which he could face the death penalty, although Mr. Al-Adly has denied all of the charges. He is also only one of at least 20 former ministers and businessmen who were closely allied with Mr. Mubarak’s regime who are currently in custody.

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