CAIRO, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — An Egyptian court ordered on Sunday travel ban on Habib al-Adly, who served as interior minister under former President Hosni Mubarak, over a corruption case, state-run Ahram newspaper reported on its website.
Al-Adly and the other 12 defendants were accused of harming public money and profiteering more than two billion Egyptians pounds (about 253 million U.S. dollars) from the interior ministry funds.
Al-Adly, whose institution’s perceived harsh practices, among others, triggered the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak, had been acquitted in 2015 of corruption charges related to profiteering and squandering public funds.
In late November 2014, Al-Adly together with ousted President Mubarak and his six aids were acquitted over killing of peaceful protesters in early 2011.
Most of Mubarak’s officials were eventually acquitted of corruption, profiteering and illicit gains charges after they had been detained following the ouster of the long-time president.