Egypt orders travel ban on ex-interior minister

Cairo, Feb 7 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Sunday imposed a travel ban on Habib al-Adly, who served as interior minister under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, over a corruption case.

Al-Adly and the other 12 defendants were accused of misusing public money and making illegal profits of over two billion Egyptian pounds (about $253 million) from the interior ministry funds, Xinhua news agency reported.

Al-Adly, whose institution’s perceived harsh practices, among others, triggered the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak, had been acquitted in 2015 of corruption charges related to profiteering and squandering public funds.

In late November 2014, Al-Adly together with ousted president Mubarak and his six aides was acquitted in the killing of peaceful protesters in early 2011.

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