Egyptian court acquits top Mubarak era official on graft charges: sources

March 19, 2015 11:13 AM

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CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court acquitted former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly of graft charges on Thursday, judicial sources said, the latest ruling to clear a prominent figure from the era of ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

While the courts have been gradually absolving Mubarak-era officials, they have been handing down lengthy sentences to liberal and Islamist activists in cases ranging from protesting to committing acts of violence.

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