15 January 2013

Egypt: General Prosecution Lifts Travel Ban On Ten Suspects in Ahram Gifts Case

Prosecutor-General Talaat Abdullah has removed the names of 10 former regime figures from the travel ban and airport watch lists, after each of them paid the value of gifts they received from Al-Ahram between 2006 and 2011.

The officials include former People's Assembly Speaker Ahmed Fathy Sorour, former Health Minister Hatem al-Gebaly, former Minister of State for Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Councils Moufeed Shehab, former People's Assembly Secretary General Samy Mahran, former Director of Sorour's office Youssry al-Sheikh, former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif's secretary Mohamed Samy Saad, former Presidential Secretary Abul Wafa Hussein Rashwan, writer Abdallah Kamal and Chairman of Dar al-Tahrir Ali Ahmed Hashem.

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