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Habib Al-Adly acquitted on money laundering and graft charges

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Mubarak’s interior minister was initially sentenced to 12 years, but is acquitted in retrial

Former Minister of Interior Habib El-Adly  (AFP File Photo \Egyptian TV)

Former Minister of Interior Habib El-Adly
(AFP File Photo \Egyptian TV)

The Cairo Criminal Court has found former interior minister Habib Al-Adly not guilty of graft and money laundering charges on Thursday.

He was accused of using his position to make EGP 5 million. In 2011, he was sentenced to 12 years, ordered to repay an equal amount and fined millions of Egyptian pounds but the Court Cassation cancelled the aforementioned sentence in 2013 and ordered a retrial.

Al-Adly, who served as interior minister under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, still faces other charges. He is being tried alongside Mubarak and his two sons, Gamal and Alaa, for involvement in the killing of protesters during the 25 January Revolution.

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