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Mubarak-era PM Nazif travel ban lifted, assets unfrozen

The court ruling comes after Ahmed Nazif's acquittal last May on corruption charges

Ahram Online , Ahram Online , Monday 8 Aug 2016
Ahmed Nazif (Photo: Al-Ahram)‎
Ahmed Nazif (Photo: Al-Ahram)‎
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A Cairo court has lifted a travel ban and unfroze the assets of Ahmed Nazif, former prime minister under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, and his family, reported Ahram's Arabic website on Monday.

The court ruling comes after Nazif’s acquittal on corruption charges last May.

The acquittal comes after the former premier appealed a 2012 conviction for graft and illegal profiteering, where he was sentenced to five years in prison.

Nazif served as prime minister from 2004 until Mubarak replaced him during the popular revolution against the latter's rule in January 2011.

He was imprisoned after Mubarak's ouster and released in June 2013 because he had spent the maximum period in detention while awaiting trial for the corruption charges.

In February 2015, Nazif was acquitted in another graft case in which he and former interior minister Habib El-Adly had been sentenced to one year and five years in jail respectively over charges of illegal profiteering and squandering public funds.

Many other Mubarak-era officials have been cleared of corruption charges.

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