Egypt: Nazif to face trial
Former Egypt's prime minister Dr. Ahmed Nazif and the former ministers of interior and finance are expected to face trial on charges of corruption, a judicial source told AFP on Sunday. Nazif, "former interior minister Habib al-Adly and former finance minister Yussef Boutros-Ghali will face trial, charged with misusing public funds and unlawful gains valued at 92 million Egyptian pounds (15 million dollars)," he was quoted as saying.
The three, along with a German businessman, are accused of illegal profiteering from a deal to import new vehicle number plates.
Nazif was remanded in custody on April 10.
Adly is already facing trial for fraud and is due to face criminal charges in connection with the shooting of protesters.
Boutros-Ghali, a nephew of former UN chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali and who held a senior post in the International Monetary Fund, is out of Egypt.
The ruling National Democratic Party was dissolved on Saturday by the Supreme Administrative Court, which ordered its funds and property to be handed to the government.