Court adjourns Mubarak et al appeal against $77 million fine

Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Jun 2013

Egypt court adjourns appeal trial of ousted president Mubarak, former prime minister and interior minister, who are trying to avoid e a $77 million fine for cutting mobile communications during the 2011 uprising

Court adjourns Mubarak and former ministers
Former minister of interior Habib El-Adly (L) , Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak (M) and Egypt's former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif (R) (Photo: Ahram Online)

The Supreme Administrative Court adjourns to 1 July the appeal filed by former president Hosni Mubarak, former prime minister Ahmed Nazif and former interior minister Habib El-Adly against a judgement fining them LE540 million ($77.2 million).

In May 2011, an administrative court had found the former president and the two former ministers responsible for cutting internet and mobile services nationwide during the 18-day uprising that led to their ouster. The three together were fined for damages to the Egyptian economy.

The three are expected to split the fine equally.

All internet services were cut between 28 January - 2 February 2011. Mobile calling services were cut on 28 January for the whole day, while short message services were not restored before 5 February.

Short link: