Mubarak-era minister of interior sentenced to 7 years - World - NZ Herald News

CAIRO (AFP) - An Egyptian court sentenced former interior minister Habib al-Adly to seven years in prison for corruption on Saturday (April 15), in one of the last cases against Hosni Mubarak-era officials following his 2011 overthrow.

Adly, who was seen as a brutal enforcer for the ousted strongman Mubarak, can appeal the verdict.

The sentencing came less than a month after Mubarak himself was freed from detention, following his acquittal over charges of involvement in protester deaths during the 18-day revolt that unseated him.

Adly and other police commanders had also been acquitted of those charges.

But the court on Saturday found him and 10 other interior ministry officials guilty of embezzling more than two billion pounds (S$3.5 million) while Adly was interior minister.

Two other defendants also received seven-years sentences, while the court sentenced six others to six years in prison each.

Adly had been placed under house arrest since November.

Adly was released in 2015 after serving three years in prison for using police conscripts as free labor in his private properties. He was acquitted of charges over ordering the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended Mubarak's reign, as well as financial corruption charges. He did not attend Saturday's verdict and is expected to be taken into custody.

V D Rajappan Malayalam Parody King Passed Away

V D Rajappan Passed AwayMalayalam Parody King V D Rajappan died at a private hospital in Kottayam. He was under treatment for many diseases. V D Rajappan was one of comedy kings in Kerala. V D Rajappan was one of the finest contributors in Parody song industry.

Export Excellence Award 2013-2014 Presenting by Nirmala Sitharaman at CSEZ

Development Commissioner Cochin Special Economic Zone is presenting Export Excellence Award 2013-2014 in Cochin Special Economic Zone (CSEZ), Kakkanad. The award presentation will be by Nirmala Sitharamanm Hon'ble Minister of State of Commerce & Industry, Finance & Corporate Affairs.

CSEZ Development Commissioner Dr. Safeena AN, IAS will welcome the Hon'ble minister in the function. Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for new warehouse Multi level car parking, Facilitation tower & SPV System  etc will be officially held with the Export Excellence Award function at CSEZ Campus Kakkanad. The entire function of award presentation will be presided by Benny Behanan, MLA. 

P.K Kunhalikutty, Hon'ble Minister for Industry & Information Technology will deliver keynote address in the Export Excellence Award Presentation function proposed to held at CSEZ, Kochi, Kakkanad.

K Babu, Hon'ble Minister for Fisheries, Ports & Excise will another invitee to deliver keynote address in the award presentation and Foundation Stone Laying ceremony for new warehouse and new Multi Level Car Parking area.

K.V Thomas MP, P Rajeev MP will felicitate the function. Shaji Vazhakkala, Municipal Chairman, Radhamani Pillai, Corporation Councilor, MV Prabhukumar, Cochin Corporation Councilor will also deliver felicitation address in the award presentation function.

Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon'ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Finance & Corporate Affairs will Inaugurate the Export Excellence Award  2013-2014 function on 26.9.2014 at 4 pm proposed to be held at CSEZ, Campus, Kakkanad, Kochi, Ernakulam.

KK Pillai, President CEPZ Industries Association will deliver vote of thanks in the award presentation and foundation stone laying function.

Nirmala Sitharaman has confirmed her visit to Cochin Special Economic Zone through her twitter post