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Egypt court orders retrial of Mubarak-era interior minister

Former Egyptian interior minister Habib al-Adly attends his trial on the charges of corruption, in Cairo, Egypt on 19 April 2016
Former Egyptian interior minister Habib al-Adly attends his trial on the charges of corruption, in Cairo, Egypt on 19 April 2016

A Cairo criminal court ordered the re-trial for Habib Al-Adly, who was interior minister prior to the 2011 uprising that ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak, and other defendants in a case in which they are charged with embezzlement of public funds.

The court was set to issue its ruling in the case yesterday, however it ordered a retrial instead in order to discuss details of the case with experts, namely members of the Central Auditing Organisation and the Ministry of Finance.

Al-Adly had been sentenced in 2017 to seven years in prison, and other Ministry of Interior officials were handed prison terms for embezzling the ministry’s funds. But the Court of Cassation annulled the sentences in January 2018 and ordered a retrial which began in May last year.

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