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Former PM Qandil incarcerated in Torah: Security source

Former Prime Minister Hisham Qandil is referred to the Torah Prison complex following his arrest Tuesday for failing to execute a court ruling, a security source told MENA

MENA, Wednesday 25 Dec 2013
Hisham Qandil
File photo: Egypt's former Prime Minister Hisham Kandil addresses delegates during the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, January 24, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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Former Prime Minister Hisham Qandil was referred Wednesday to southern Cairo's Torah Prison complex shortly following his arrest for failing to execute a court verdict, a security source told state-run news agency MENA.

Qandil was arrested late Tuesday to serve a year in jail for not abiding by a 2011 court ruling ordering the re-nationalisation of the Tanta Flax and Oil Company. The lawsuit against Qandil was instigated by a number of the company’s workers.

The company was privatised in 2005, when it was sold to Saudi investor Abdel-Ellah Al-Kaaky at a depreciated value, forcing hundreds of workers into retirement. In September 2011, the Administrative Court ruled against the privatisation of Tanta Flax and Oil, which Qandil failed to execute.

He was appointed prime minister during ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's one-year rule. Soon afterwards, a Cairo misdemeanour court upheld the ruling sentencing him to one year in prison for failure to implement the Administrative Court re-nationalisation verdict.

Referred to the Torah Prison among tight security, Qandil was soon dressed in the blue inmate uniform. His arrest comes amid a security crackdown on Islamists following Morsi's ouster in July.

Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members, including the upper echelons, are detained and due to stand trial on charges of inciting violence. Morsi himself is involved in three different cases for alleged incitement to murder and conspiring with Hamas to plot against Egypt.

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fed up
26-12-2013 10:42am
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Unbelievable
Egypt has done a complete 360 degree turn to where it was before 25 January and maybe even worse. Can the hatred for the Muslim Brotherhood be soo much that the Egyptian people don't see this? Even associating with them had become a crime. Egyptians rights to demonstrate is more limited now than it was during the Mubarak reign. I hope people realise before its too late. Or maybe it already is too late???
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Jon
26-12-2013 01:51am
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Terrible abuse of power
Although not completly comptent, faced with the immense task of leading the Egyotian government, Hisham Qandil undoubtly is honest, uncorrupt and idealistic. He won the respect of Egypt and the admiration of the world. So sad to see him thrown in jail like a common thief, by the thuggish coup regime. We will not forget you, Hisham Qandil. The world shall work for your release.
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Democracia
26-12-2013 02:48pm
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Haha...
Haha... Your wonderful ex-primeminister just wanted to escape to another criminal,, Bashir in Sudan... It is tooooo funny, catched with smugglers, your honest, uncorrupt and idealistic Quandil........
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Allen
25-12-2013 06:24pm
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Perfect habitat for MB leadership for decades keep him in his personal cage.
Give our regards to your terrorist friends, and tell Morsi to cut down on eating so much. Nothing worse then a bloated terrorists!!! It is so unattractive to his fellow MB terrorists.
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Anwar Fahmi
25-12-2013 01:45pm
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vindictive abuse ofpower...this is a proof Egypt is in throes of fascist junta
He is being punished for his association with Mursi...and for being religious.
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