Egypt’s ex-tourism minister gets 3-year jail term

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:21 EDT
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CAIRO — A Cairo court sentenced former tourism minister Zuheir Garana on Sunday to three years in prison for illegally issuing operating licences to tourism companies, the state news agency MENA reported.

Garana had been previously convicted in May on different corruption charges to five years in prison.

He is one of many former regime officials who have gone on trial since a popular revolt ousted president Hosni Mubarak in February.

Mubarak himself is on trial for allegedly ordering the killings of anti-regime protesters and for alleged corruption. His two sons are also on trial for corruption.

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