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A ruling to fine ousted president Hosni Mubarak and two top aides for a telecommunications shutdown during the 2011 uprising was scrapped on Saturday.

Ahmed Ezz had been previously sentenced to 37 years in prison, but recently paid $96.8 million to settle the case.

Egypt frees Mubarak-era interior minister ahead of retrial

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Egypt frees Mubarak-era interior minister ahead of retrial

An Egyptian court has overturned the conviction of Mubarak's interior minister Habib al-Adly who was sentenced to seven years in jail for squandering public funds.

<em>Habib</em> <em>al</em>-<em>Adly</em>, 'Egypt's executioner', arrested after eight-month disappearance

Robert Cusack

Habib al-Adly, 'Egypt's executioner', arrested after eight-month disappearance

The former minister was convicted twice on embezzlement charges but absconded from court in April, allegedly with help from his former ...

Egypt: The winter they called 'Spring'

Gehad Quisay

Egypt: The winter they called 'Spring'

Book review: 'Egypt', Robert Springborg's latest release, is a fascinating exploration of the deep state that established the republic, and that ...

The Egypt Report: Sisi the Scorpio-n

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

The New Arab

Mubarak's minister of interior declared a fugitive

Habib Al Adly who ran Egypt's ministry of interior for decades is now being pursued by his former employees.

Gehad Quisay

Coptic Christians – Egypt's forsaken community

The latest attacks on Egyptian Copts was shocking, but hardly new. Copts face discrimination daily from their fellow countrymen and from the ...

Mubarak-era interior minister sentenced to 7 years in prison

The New Arab

Mubarak-era interior minister sentenced to 7 years in prison

Mubarak-era interior minister Habib al-Adly was sentenced on Saturday to seven years in prison for squandering public ...

Amelia Smith

Egypt's revolution toppled Mubarak, but the deep-state lives on

Comment: Six years after he resigned, Mubarak has still not been held accountable for violence under his rule, demonstrating the culture of ...

Egypt acquits police officers of killing 25 January protesters

The New Arab

Egypt acquits police officers of killing 25 January protesters

A former security chief and his aides have been acquitted of killing protesters during the 25 January 2011 popular uprising in Egypt.

Exclusive: Letter from Egypt's notorious 'Scorpion Prison'

The New Arab

Exclusive: Letter from Egypt's notorious 'Scorpion Prison'

The New Arab has obtained a copy of a letter smuggled out of Egypt's notorious Scorpion Prison, in which a detainee describes the daily ...

Imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist's 'life in danger'

The New Arab

Imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist's 'life in danger'

Human rights organisations have appealed to the UN as imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist Khaled Sholob's condition deteriorates.

Five ways Egypt's corrupt police profit from their jobs

Leila Khaled

Five ways Egypt's corrupt police profit from their jobs

An investigation by The New Arab has documented five ways Egyptian police officers of different ranks abuse their power and profit from their ...

The New Arab

Fire breaks out in Muslim Brotherhood leader's cell

Mohammed al-Batlegy's family are holding Egyptian jail officials responsible for a blaze which erupted in the Muslim Brotherhood leader's solitary confinement cell in al-Aqrab prison.

The New Arab

Hunger strike enters 12th day in notorious Egyptian prison

Inmates at al-Aqrab prison, one of the most notorious jails in the Arab world began a hunger strike 12 days ago protesting inhumane ...

The New Arab

Egyptian journalists detained in Scorpion Prison dying 'slow death'

Egypt's press syndicate has filed a complaint over inhumane conditions of imprisoned journalists, with nine beginning a hunger strike in protest ...

The New Arab

Egypt court bans Mubarak-era interior minister from travel

Mubarak-era interior minister Habib al-Adly has been banned from travel as he faces trial on charges of abuse of ...

Same faces reemerge in Egypt's new regime

The New Arab

Same faces reemerge in Egypt's new regime

Five years after Egyptians overthrew President Hosni Mubarak's regime, former officials are escaping jail and reappearing in public life, taking ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egypt freezes footballer's funds, unfreezes Mubarak-era minister's bank accounts

Cairo decrees an end to freeze on former minister of defence's assets - and the seizing of funds belonging to a popular footballer, causing ...

Egypt police claim to foil suicide attack at Luxor

AAAJ and agencies

Egypt police claim to foil suicide attack at Luxor

Police said they foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack on Wednesday on one of Egypt's most popular ancient attractions, while observers doubt ...

Mubarak to face retrial over protester deaths

Al-Araby al-Jadeed/AFP

Mubarak to face retrial over protester deaths

Egypt's former president, Hosni Mubarak, to be tried a second time over the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year ...

Morsi, Samaha and the circus of Arab judiciary

Maen al-Bayari

Morsi, Samaha and the circus of Arab judiciary

Comment: Recent sentences handed down in Egypt and Lebanon suggest the idea of judges' independence is nothing but a boring joke, argues Maen ...

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