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  2/3/2013, Shevat 23, 5773

Egypt: Three Years’ Prison for Former Minister


An Egyptian court has sentenced former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly to three years in prison. Al-Adly, who served under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak for more than a decade, was convicted of abusing his power to force police conscripts to work on his land.

He was also fined a sum equivalent to $340,000.

Al-Adly was previously sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of protesters during the 2011 revolt against Mubarak that led to his overthrow. However, he subsequently won a retrial.