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Interior ministry between honesty and deception

“It is a scenario everybody has become bored with for its repetitiveness. Football in Egypt has returned as an empty theater show for the sake of the Egyptian police, as if the decisions of the Egyptian security [apparatus] are revelations from above, even if it does not mean a thing but their inability to perform …

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Lawyer: Egypt’s former interior minister innocent

CAIRO: The lawyer defending Egypt’s former interior minister from charges that he ordered the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising on Monday blamed "thugs and foreign elements" for shooting people. Essam Al-Battawi told a Cairo court that Habib El-Adly, who ran the police force under deposed President Hosni Mubarak, was innocent of all charges. …


Al-Adly to be tried with Mubarak on Aug 3

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The New Cairo Court decided on Monday to try former interior minister Habib Al-Adly and six of his assistants, along side ousted president Hosni Mubarak on Aug. 3, for their involvement in killing and injuring peaceful protesters. One of the family members of the martyrs threw a hard object at the dock …


Clashes outside courtroom after Adly trial adjourned

CAIRO: Clashes erupted between security and the families of those killed and injured during the Jan. 25 Revolution outside the courthouse on Sunday as the trial of the former interior minister was adjourned. Former Minister of Interior Habib El-Adly and six other former senior officials are charged with ordering the killing of protesters during the …


Ex-interior minister gets 12 years for money laundering, corruption

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Former interior minister Habib El-Adly was sentenced to 12 years in prison for money laundering and unlawful acquisition of public funds on Thursday, the first official of the former regime to be convicted. “We will file a request to overturn the verdict after the court releases the justifications behind the ruling,” Essam …


Victims’ families file complaint against Mubarak, Al-Adly, other officials

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: The Front to Defend Egypt’s Protestors (FDEP) filed Wednesday a complaint against ousted president Hosni Mubarak, former minister of interior Habib Al-Adly, and other ministry officials to the Prosecutor General accusing them of using violence against protesters that led to death and injury. The complaint, filed on behalf of the victims’ families, …


Egypt refers former ministers to criminal court

By AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s general prosecutor on Monday referred former interior minister Habib Al-Adly and former tourism minister Zoheir Garranah to the Cairo criminal court, the official MENA agency reported. Adly is accused of money laundering and Garranah is charged with misuse of public funds, MENA said. The two were sacked by former president Hosni …


Prosecutor imposes travel ban on 43 officials, freezes their accounts

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud issued travels bans against 43 current and former ministers, press reports said Sunday. Mahmoud also ordered Saturday that their bank accounts in Egypt and abroad be frozen pending investigations, the reports added. Sources said that all Egyptian airports received a list of the names of ministers prohibited from …


Prosecution investigates Interior Minister’s alleged involvement in church attack

By Essam Fadl The High State Security Prosecution office will investigate on Tuesday the alleged involvement of former Minister of Interior in the Alexandria Church attack on New Year’s, a source at the General Prosecutor’s office said. The source didn’t want to be named because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media. Coptic lawyer Mamdouh …


Public figures sign petition to impeach Minister of Interior

By Farah Yousry CAIRO: Hundreds of Egyptian public figures signed a petition calling for the impeachment of Minister of Interior Habib El-Adly for abusing his powers in light of the New Year’s bombing in front of Al-Qeddesine (The Church of the Two Saints) in Alexandria. According to Arab Lotfy, a film studies professor at the American …


42 security members injured, minister attacked in Cathedral protest

By Essam Fadl CAIRO: Four policemen and 38 security force officers were injured on Sunday amid clashes with Coptic protesters during a demonstration inside the Coptic Orthodox St. Mark Cathedral in Abbasiya. Thousands of disgruntled Copts threw stones and water bottles at security forces when the police tried to forcibly disperse the crowds, yet police managed …


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