The Cairo Economic Court ruled on Monday to hand down several sentences to several Mobinil employees regarding allegations of collusion with another country in 2010. Mobinil said it respects the decisions made by Egyptian courts but stands by its employees and will do what it can to prove their innocence.
Mobinil said in a statement they have appealed the decision in accordance with the procedures of litigation.
“Mobinil received with surprise the court ruling rendered today by the Cairo Economic Court,” the Mobinil statement read. “The court resolved to accept Mobinil’s appeal in form, and rejected it in content, thus reaffirming the previous judgement rendered on May 20 2012,” the statement said.
The President of the Board of Directors was sentenced to three years in prison with labour and three of his employees were sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. Bail was set at EGP 20,000 for all defendants.
Mobinil said it reaffirmed its belief “in the righteousness of Mobinil’s legal position as well as the innocence of its Chairman and employees,” the statement said. “Therefore, to prove this, Mobinil will pursue all legal measures, including opposing the ruling before the Court of Cessation.”
The first defendant was also given an EGP 200,000 fine, while his co-defendants were given fines of EGP 50,000 and have been ordered to collectively pay Telecom Egypt EGP 210,918.