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Corruption trial of ex-PM Shafiq adjourned

Court delays trial of Mubarak-era PM Ahmed Shafiq until 20 November in order to quiz additional witnesses

Ahram Online , Sunday 17 Nov 2013
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A criminal court in Cairo has adjourned the trial of ex-prime minister Ahmed Shafiq until 20 November in order to interview more witnesses.

The court also ordered the arrest of three more suspects in the case, according to officials.

Ahmed Shafiq, who is currently living Dubai, headed the Pilots' Association for Land Development in 1992. He is accused of seizing land that belonged to fish farms and illegally allocating it to the association.

Shafiq and other 10 defendants, including Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, are accused of embezzling public funds. The court has said its final verdict will be made on 19 December.

The former air force commander left Egypt after losing the presidential election runoff to the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi.

 

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