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Wed May 25 18:57:16 SAST 2016

Egypt's ex-interior minister gets jail time for abuse of power

Sapa-AP | 02 February, 2013 15:05
Egypt's former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli. File photo
Image by: STRINGER/EGYPT / REUTERS

An Egyptian court has sentenced the country's former interior minister to three years in prison after finding him guilty of abusing his position in power by forcing police conscripts to work on his mansion and land outside Cairo.

Habib al-Adly served as ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's security chief for more than a decade.

The Giza court on Saturday also convicted former riot police chief Hassan Abdel-Hamid of authorizing the illegal labor and sentenced him to three years in prison.

Both men were fined 2.3 million Egyptian pounds ($342 000). The verdict can be appealed.

In June, al-Adly and Mubarak were sentenced to life in prison for failing to prevent the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolt that led to Mubarak's ouster. Both men appealed, and have won a retrial.

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