Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Books – Mahmoud Saeed:
Today, Tuesday, the Civil Appeal Chamber in the North Giza Court is considering the appeal of Habib Al-Adly, the former Minister of Interior, against the first-degree ruling issued in his favor to oblige the Public Prosecutor and the Minister of Justice, in their capacity, to refund an amount exceeding 15 million pounds in local and foreign currencies, in addition to compensating him with an amount of 100,000 Egyptian pounds, for what he suffered. Damages resulting from the seizure of his money in the case of profiteering in which he was acquitted.
Lawyer Essam Al-Batawi demanded that Al-Adly’s defense increase the value of compensation “because it is not commensurate with the extent of the damage,” as well as amending the date of legal interest due on the amount.
In 2019, the Illicit Gain Authority at the Ministry of Justice removed the name of former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly from the list of those prohibited from disposing of funds after obtaining a final verdict acquitted of profiteering, money laundering, and illegal gain.
After being acquitted, Al-Adly began his judicial efforts to recover his money, so he filed a lawsuit before the Civil Court in which he said, “On May 5, 2011, a judgment was issued against him.”
In Case No. 2977 of 2011, punishing him severely and fining him 4,853,000 pounds. The same was returned, fining him for the second charge 9,000,000 pounds and confiscating 4,513,000 pounds, but the Court of Cassation acquitted him of the charges against him.
In his lawsuit, he said, “He was surprised by the deduction of the amount (which was sentenced to be refunded in local currency) from his account and its transfer to the Giza Court of First Instance account at the Central Bank, in addition to the transfer of other amounts in foreign currencies (the judgment to be refunded) from his account to the account of the South Giza Court based on the same aforementioned ruling.” And his request to receive those amounts was rejected, which led him to resort to the Dispute Settlement Committee of the Ministry of Justice, with Application No. 46 of 2021, and then he filed the similar lawsuit to rule on his requests.
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