Prosecution lifts travel ban on Morsi’s acquitted Prime Minister
Hisham Qandil - REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO: Public Prosecution decided Monday to lift the travel ban on Hisham Qandil, former Prime Minister under ousted President Mohamed Morsi, after the court acquitted him of charges of failing to execute a court ruling, Youm7 reported.

A one year prison sentence, handed down to Qandil, was reversed July 13 by the court, after his appeal was accepted. Qandil’s named was initially put on the travel ban list after an earlier ruling to sentence him in prison and remove him from office.

Qandil was acquitted of charges of failure to implement an Administrative Court verdict ordering the renationalization of Tanta Flax and Oil Company.

Following the acquittal, the prosecution notified all ports, airports and the Passports and Immigration department to take necessary legal actions to remove Qandil’s name from the travel ban list.

Qandil was appointed Egypt’s prime minister by former President Mohamed Morsi in August 2012, and remained in office until Morsi’s ouster on July 3, 2013.

Additional Reporting by Ahmed Metwally

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