Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Mubarak's security chief jailed

Hosni Mubarak's top security official has been jailed for 12 years

An Egyptian court has convicted the top security official of ousted president Hosni Mubarak on charges of corruption and money laundering, sentencing him to 12 years in jail.

The verdict against former interior minister Habib al-Adly was the first against any of the two dozen Mubarak-era Cabinet ministers and regime-linked businessmen who have been detained since Mubarak's February 11 downfall.

Al-Adly is separately facing charges that he had ordered the deadly use of live ammunition against unarmed protesters during the 18-day uprising that toppled Mubarak.

If convicted of the other charges, he would face the death penalty.

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