Egyptian court upholds one-year prison sentence for ex-PM

Egyptian court upholds one-year prison sentence for ex-PM

PanARMENIAN.Net - An Egyptian court upheld a one-year prison sentence against former Prime Minister Hisham Kandil, who was appointed by deposed President Mohamed Mursi, and the judge said he must now serve the jail term, Reuters reported.

Kandil was handed the sentence in April, when he still headed the government, for failing to implement a court ruling to renationalize a textile company sold off by the Hosni Mubarak administration. Khaled Hassan, the judge at Monday's session, said the prison sentence must now be carried out.

Kandil was named the Prime Minister in July 2012. He is an engineer by profession and pursued his master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of North Carolina system's North Carolina State University. He has worked at the African Development Bank and served as part of Egypt’s observer mission with Sudan on Nile River water issues. Kandil served as the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation in the outgoing military-appointed government following the rule of former President Hosni Mubarak.

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