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Coup minister dismissed and sentenced to two years in prison

A court in Cairo has sentenced the coup government's Minister of the Interior to two years in prison and ordered his dismissal from office. Mohamed Ibrahim was found guilty of failing to implement a court ruling in favour of detainees, reported Egypt's official newspaper Al-Ahram.

A bail sum of 2,000 Egyptian pounds (less than $300) was set for the suspension of the verdict. It is unlikely, therefore, that Ibrahim will see the inside of a prison cell.

Ali Ali Ahmed and Abdelalim Mohamed Selim had filed a case against the minister accusing him of failing to comply with a court ruling that they should each receive around $3,600 in compensation for the time they had spent in prison.

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