Egypt jails former information minister

September 28, 2011 13:41

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced former information minister, Anas el-Fekky, to seven years in prison for squandering public funds from the state television union, the latest prison sentence for a member of Hosni Mubarak's cabinet.

Fekky was one of the most high-profile targets for protesters in part because of how state media vilified them during an uprising that forced Mubarak from power.The court also sentenced Osama el-Sheikh, the former head of the union, to five years on the same charges.

Fekky was detained in February on suspicion of profiteering and wasting public funds.

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