Court upholds verdict sacking Morsi's PM Qandil, sentencing him to prison

Wednesday 3 Jul 2013

Endorsement of verdict comes amid unconfirmed reports that Egypt President Morsi will be overthrown within hours

An Egyptian appeals court endorsed on Monday a verdict relieving Prime Minister Hisham Qandil of his duties and sentencing him to one year in prison for not executing a court ruling.

The appeals court's endorsement of the verdict against Qandil comes amid unconfirmed reports that President Mohamed Morsi, who appointed the premier, will be overthrown within a few hours.

Qandil was convicted for failing to execute a verdict ordering the reinstatement of employees at Tanta Flax and Oil Company and for annulling the company's sale to a Saudi businessman.

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