Egypt's ex-interior minister arrested for corruption

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 17, 2011 22:54

 
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CAIRO — Security officials said Thursday that former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly has been arrested pending the completion of an investigation into corruption.

El-Adly, whose job gave him control over the 500,000-strong security forces, is widely blamed for the deadly brutality used by riot police against demonstrators in massive protests that began Jan. 25 and forced president Hosni Mubarak to step down Feb. 11.

The officials said el-Adly was arrested Thursday and would remain in custody for 15 days.

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