Criminal court to rule on former interior minister’s corruption trial Thursday

MENA, Wednesday 4 May 2011

Charges relating to ill-gotten gains are the tip of the iceburg with Habib El-Adly also accused with ordering the killing of protesters in the early days of the revolution

Habeb EL-Adly
Egyptian Interior Ministry shows Interior Minister Habib el-Adly (Photo: AP)

Giza’s Criminal Court is to return a verdict on the money laundering and ill-gotten gains trial ‎of former Egyptian minister of interior Habib El-Adly on Thursday.‎

El-Adly, who was sacked and arrested in the early days of the January 25 Revolution, is ‎accused of abusing his authority to accumulate illegal profits since his appointment in 1997. ‎

He is also accused of ordering the killing of peaceful protesters in the 18-day revolt, which ‎instigated the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak, also in police custody ‎facing charges.‎
Throughout the four sessions-trial on illicit profiteering, El-Adly has pleaded not guilty. He claims innocence on the rest of the charges.

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