Travel bans imposed on around 80 Egyptian ministerial officials accused of embezzling public funds were lifted after they returned 178 million Egyptian pounds ($22.7 million) to the state. While commonly known as “the Interior Ministry corruption case,” defendants were not only senior officials from the ministry and top aides of Mubarak-era Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, but also officials from the Finance Ministry and the Central Auditing Organization.
An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV shows former Egyptian interior minister Habib al-Adly behind bars during a retrial at the Police Academy in Cairo on April 13, 2013. AFP
Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters outside the Maadi Military Hospital in Cairo (4 May
Retrial of Egypt’s Mubarak - April 13, 2013