Court upholds sentence against Morsi PM
30 September 2013, 15:51
Cairo - A Cairo appeals court on Monday upheld a one-year
sentence handed to former Egyptian premier Hisham Kandil, in the latest blow to
ousted president Mohamed Morsi's inner circle.
Kandil is accused of failing to execute a court ruling
ordering the annulment of a public company's sale and the reinstatement of its
An unpopular prime minister, Kandil has kept a low profile
since Morsi's overthrow by the army on 3 July.
"There will be an order for his arrest and he will have
to serve his sentence," a security official said.
Earlier this month, prosecutors ordered the freezing of Kandil's assets and he was prevented from leaving the country pending the
Egypt's army-installed authorities have launched a massive
crackdown on Islamists that has seen hundreds killed and over 2 000 jailed.
Morsi, Egypt's first elected president, is himself in jail,
as is the leadership of his Muslim Brotherhood movement.