An Egyptian appeals court Monday upheld the sentencing of former Prime Minister Hesham Qandil to one year in prison dpa reported.
Qandil was convicted in April for failing to implement a verdict by the Administrative Court that had ordered the re-nationalisation of a linen company. The company's employees filed a lawsuit against Qandil for selling it to a Saudi businessman.
The court also invalidated the privatization of the company and reinstated dismissed employees.
Qandil has not been seen in public since president Mohammed Morsi was ousted by the army in July. He was appointed by Morsi in August 2012.
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