An Egyptian court has issued an order prohibiting former interior Minister Habib al-Adly and 12 former employees of the Ministry to fly on airplanes. The ban is associated with ongoing investigation.
The former Cabinet member is suspected of abuse of power. The consequence considers that it has created a corruption scheme in which public funds were used to encourage loyalty. The Minister and his entourage received, in total, 293 million dollars.
Recall that al-Adly, together with President Hosni Mubarak, was one of the main defendants in the case about the attempt to suppress the mass opposition rallies in January and February 2011. Soldiers and police shot hundreds of demonstrators, but failed to stop the revolution.
Shortly after the overthrow of Mubarak, the former Minister was taken into custody and held in detention for about four years. Against him was conducted five investigations, three of which ended in acquittal.