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Egypt's ex-housing minister sentenced to five years for corruption

Arab World Materials 26 May 2011 19:22
Egypt's former housing minister Ahmed el-Maghraby was sentenced Thursday to five years in jail for corruption, state media reported.
Egypt's ex-housing minister sentenced to five years for corruption

Egypt's former housing minister Ahmed el-Maghraby was sentenced Thursday to five years in jail for corruption, state media reported.

The sentencing comes a day ahead of a large protest calling for quicker reforms in the country, state media reported.

El-Maghraby is one of several former ministers detained on corruption charges following the ouster of ex-president Hosny Mubarak in February.

He was found guilty of misusing public funds and embezzlement, state-run website Egynews reported.

Post-Mubarak Egypt has seen continued demonstrations demanding trials of former officials and faster economic and political reforms by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), now in charge of the country.

A massive pro-reform rally is scheduled to take place on Friday in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the focal point of this year's uprising.

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