Last Update 21:35
Cairo court upholds ruling against ex-PM Hesham Qandil
Court affirms one-year prison sentence against Qandil for failure to implement order to re-nationalise oil company
Ahram Online, Monday 30 Sep 2013
Share/Bookmark
Views: 507
Hesham Qandil
File photo: Egypt's former Prime minister, Hisham Qandil (Photo: Reuters)

Cairo Misdemeanor Court has upheld a ruling against former Prime Minister Hesham Qandil sentencing him to one year in prison for failure to implement the Administrative Court verdict ordering the re-nationalisation of the Tanta Flax and Oil Company. 

The company was privatised in 2005, when it was sold to Saudi investor Abdel-Ellah Al-Kaaky for less than its total value, forcing hundreds of workers into retirement.

In September 2011, the court ruled against the privatisation of Tanta Flax and Oil. On Saturday, the Administrative Court overturned an appeal filed against the renationalisation of the company.

The lawsuit against Qandil was instigated by a number of the company’s workers. On 17 April, he was convicted and received a one-year sentence in prison. He appealed the ruling and can now file another appeal with the court of cassation if he chooses.

Qandil was appointed as Egypt’s PM by deposed president Mohamed Morsi in August 2012, remaining in office until Morsi’s ouster on 3 July. An interim-government led by PM Hazem El-Beblawi was sworn in shortly after.  

Morsi has been held incommunicado since then pending investigations into various charges against him.

Several officials under Morsi's presidency are also being investigated, while dozens of Muslim Brotherhood leading members, from which Morsi hails, have been arrested on charges of inciting violence. 





Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 4000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
3



neil
01-10-2013 12:24pm
0-
1+
bad pattern
the article ended with lumping this case in with the terrorists. No one would ever link this man to those ones. if the mention of theses other cases was to show a pattern of fascism, communism, just as out-dated and pernicious as theocracy, then I would highlight all the cases by lunatic judges forcing the government to take back companies destroyed by Nasser's making private profitable businesses into worthless 'public' government-run money pits. this makes the PM a hero for not implementing Gulliver Travels // Alice in Wonderland decisions, and don't forget the case of the two Canadians held by the fascists, and the vitriol against Baradie, that's a closer analogy than Ikhwan cases.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
2



Bashar
01-10-2013 10:12am
0-
1+
Disband Egypt's biased "justice" system....
The type of judgements coming out of Egyptian courts clearly shows that the judges are biased and out to get revenge. In the interest of justice ALL these judges should be kicked out and replaced by Judges who are objective and fair in their judgement. If this is not done then oppression and injustice will be the order of the day in Egypt.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
1



john
30-09-2013 09:13pm
2-
58+
understand
full of nonsenc .. why court jumping against faithfull people ?what about mubarak? what about sisi ? they kill thousands peace full public.. ,this court is a big weapon of army and west .if court continu this kind of decision the court will distroy whole Egypt
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment

© 2010 Ahram Online. Advertising