Egypt interior minister wins appeal against 2-year sentence

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din, Monday 3 Jun 2013

Court retracts two-year sentence imposed on Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim after he reaches settlement with former political prisoners

Egypt's interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has won his appeal against a two-year prison sentence for "refusing to implement a court ruling."

The sentence was imposed after Ibrahim refused to abide by a previous court order to pay LE25,000 each to two former political prisoners.

The court had also ruled that the minister should be removed from his post.

The appeal was accepted when the plaintiffs agreed to drop the lawsuit and the minister agreed to pay them compensation for their detention.

Ibrahim became Egypt's interior minister in January 2013.


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