Court acquits Mubarak-era information minister of corruption
Former Minister of Information Anas Al-Fikki - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court has acquitted Mubarak-era information minister Anas al Fekky during his retrial on corruption-related charges Wednesday, Youm7 reported.

In February 2014, the same court sentenced Fekky to a suspended sentence of one year in prison and fined him 1.8 million EGP ($210 million) over charges of illicitly gaining 33 million EGP while he was in office.

However, the former minister was granted a retrial by the Egyptian Court of Cassation in March 2014.

He served as Mubarak’s information minister from 2004 to 2011 and resigned the day after Mubarak was ousted following a mass protest against his rule in Jan. 2011.

During the past two years, several Mubarak-era senior officials were acquitted in retrials after being convicted of a variety of charges.

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