Mubarak aide gets seven years in prisonMay 28th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A criminal court in Egypt has convicted former chief of presidential staff Zakaria Azmi of corruption and abuse of office and sentenced him to seven years in prison.
The court fined Azami and his wife Bahia to return to Egyptian treasury 36 million Egyptian pounds (around $6 million).
Former president Hosni Mubarak has been under arrest at the International Medical Center near Cairo. Mubarak, his two sons, former interior minister Habib al-Adli and six of his aides are accused of corruption and killings of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that ousted Mubarak from power.
The verdict and sentencing for Mubarak, who has pleaded not guilty, are due June 2. A guilty verdict could see him face the death sentence.
Mubarak was overthrown in February 2011, after an 18 day uprising. Over 800 people were killed during the protests, many of them shot dead by security forces.
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