Egypt court acquits Mubarak's information minister of corruption charges

Ahram Online , Wednesday 10 Feb 2016

Before appealing, former minister of information Anas El-Fiky was handed a one-year prison sentence in 2014 on charges of acquiring illicit gains

Anas El-Fiky
A file photo of Mubarak's minister of information Anas El-Fiky (Photo:Al-Ahram Arabic news website)

Anas El-Fiky, Egypt's minister of information during former president Hosni Mubarak's rule, was acquitted of corruption by a Cairo criminal court in his retrial earlier Wednesday.

In February 2014, El-Fiky was given one-year prison sentence and was fined EGP 1,800,000 after being convicted of acquiring illicit gains amounting to EGP 33,400,000 during his career in the government from 2002 to 2011.

In January 2016, the Court of Cassation accepted his appeal against the court's ruling and ordered his retrial and release from detention. 

El-Fiky served as Mubarak's information minister from 2004 to 12 February 2011, resigning the day after Mubarak was ousted. 

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