Egypt charges former ministers with corruption
Three ex-ministers and a former parliamentarian from Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party have been charged with corruption, regional news network al-Arabiya reported on Thursday, dpa reported.
The attorney general's office filed charges against former minister of housing Ahmed el-Maghrabi, former minister of tourism Zuhair Garana, former minister of trade and industry Rachid Mohamed Rachid, and former parliamentarian Ahmed Ezz.
All four men have reportedly also been banned from leaving the country and had their assets frozen.
The news came as thousands of protesters in Egypt continued to call for political reform and the ouster of President Hosny Mubarak for the 17th day in a row.