Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mubarak's interior minister sentenced to 12 years in jail

An Egyptian man holds a sign that reads in Arabic,
'The youth of the January 25 revolution demand the execution of the butcher'
and shows a noose around the neck of former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib
Al-Adly during a protest outside the New Cairo court
house in Cairo, on March 5, 2011, during the opening of the former minister's
trial for money-laundering, the first member of ousted president
Hosni Mubarak's regime to be taken to court in a
sweeping corruption investigation by the new authorities.
Islam-p'islam ~ where's the flipin' cash!!

The trouble is there is no perfection ~ and across the Muslim world they set up states expecting the Islamic utopia. Over a system of checks and balances to allow a degree of openness and accountability around those in control.

In handing over their religious rights ~ all their rights are seized!

AFP - A court sentenced once feared Egyptian interior minister Habib al-Adly to 12 years for money-laundering on Thursday in the first trial of an official from the regime of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

Adly, who ran Mubarak's security services for more than a decade before the strongman's overthrow in February in the face of 18 straight days of mass protests, was also convicted of illicitly enriching himself while in office.

He had pleaded not guilty to both charges.

The disgraced former minister now faces a second trial on charges of ordering police to open fire on demonstrators.

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