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Egyptian court slams PM Qandil with suspended prison sentence

The court also ruled that Hisham Qandil should be dismissed from his role as prime minister for failing to renationalise Tanta Flax and Oil Company

Ahram Online, Wednesday 17 Apr 2013
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Prime Minister Hisham Qandil (Photo:Reuters)
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The Dokki Misdemeanor Court on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Hisham Qandil a suspended sentence of one year in prison with a LE2,000 bail, on charges of abstaining from implementing a verdict by the Administrative Court that ordered the renationalisation of the Tanta Flax and Oil Company, and rendered invalid the selling of the company to Saudi businessman Abdullah Al-Kaaki.

The company was privatised in 2005 for a sum that was less than its total value, forcing hundreds of workers into retirement, and depriving some workers of annual bonuses that they received when the factory was under state ownership.

The lawsuit against Qandil was brought by a number of the company’s workers.

Wednesday’s court verdict also ordered the sacking of Qandil from his post as prime minister.

Qandil was appointed in August by President Mohamed Morsi. 

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ali
18-04-2013 03:31am
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bogus court
I think its time the bogus courts should be dismissed immediately and replaced with islamic courts. Afterall there is an islamic consititution in egypt chosen by its people and has long taken effect. The constitution must be respected by the judges because they are suppose to protect and if not should get out
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medo
18-04-2013 10:01am
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duh!!!!!!!!!!
And should we change the court system everytime a new majority takes over???
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AG
17-04-2013 10:04pm
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Facsinating
So the court went after this guy this quickly yet it's finding NOTHING illegal about the Mubaraks and their people when they did worse for 30 years? This is ridiculous!
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Farouk
17-04-2013 05:35pm
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Step Down???
It seems prime minister is a criminal according verdict from court.When court verdict also ordered the sacking of Qandil from his post as prime minister, he has to step down immidiatelly without any delay and further explanations and go for one year in prison. Let see how Mursi handled this case or there are several laws in place.
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Farid
17-04-2013 04:33pm
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Criminal rule ?
Please make me understand it... Does it mean that in new democratic and law abiding Egypt, person with criminal past (its presence to be direct) and court sentence is Prime Minister of the country ? Is it for real ?
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