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Mubarak-era interior minister Habib El-Adly released

Ahram Online , Wednesday 25 Mar 2015
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Egypt's Mubarak era interior minister Habib Al-Adly (Photo: Reuters)
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After four years behind bars, Mubarak-era interior minister Habib El-Adly has been released, state news agency MENA reported.

El-Adly was recently acquitted on charges of using his political influence to acquire illicit gains amounting to LE181 million ($23.72 million). 

Last year, a court acquitted El-Adly, six of his aides and former president Hosni Mubarak of complicity in the killing of protesters during the January 2011 uprising.

El-Adly served as Mubarak's minister of interior from 1997 till 2011.

Essam El-Batawy, El-Adly's lawyer, told Ahram Online earlier that his client has served time for all convictions in separate cases, including a three-year jail term for exploiting subordinates and security vehicles for private purposes, and a one-month sentence for failing to uphold an administrative court decision while in office.

Several Mubarak-era figures have been recently released pending retrials on charges of corruption.

In February, Mubarak-era prime minister Ahmed Nazif and El-Adly were cleared of corruption charges over a deal to import car licence plates at an excessively high price.

In a separate case, El-Adly also saw an initial 12-year sentence and LE15 million worth of fines over charges of corruption and money laundering dropped.

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anti khazar[not anti semitic!]
28-03-2015 07:25am
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criminal
We WANT TO KNOW how much $$$$$$ he has in SWITZERLAND!!!! WE WANT OUR STOLEN MONEY BACK FROM THE LONG TERM CRIMINALS!!!!WHY THIS THIEF IS FREE????
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Neo
25-03-2015 08:17pm
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Mr. President, You are making all the right moves, nationally and internationally, to restore Egypt’s reputation and standing; and you are gaining traction and credibility. However, letting Mubarak criminal gang off the hook so blatantly, under the false pretense that they are less guilty than the Brotherhood criminals, could come back and haunt government credibility!
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