Court jails former Egypt minister

Reuters CAIRO (Reuters) — An Egyptian criminal court sentenced former interior minister Habib el-Adly, who served under ousted President Hosni Mubarak, to seven years in jail on Saturday after finding him guilty of corruption.

Adly had been charged with embezzling public funds. The verdict can be appealed against before Egypt’s top civil court, the Court of Cassation. A long-serving official at the head of Egypt’s feared internal security apparatus, Adly was acquitted of other graft charges two years ago. He was also cleared in 2014, along with Mubarak and six aides, of charges related to killing protesters during the 2011 uprising which had led to their downfall.

Mubarak was freed last month after six years in detention, having been cleared of the final murder charges against him.Speech

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