Sameh Fahmy Acquitted from Corruption Charges
Sunday, 22nd February 2015
An Egyptian court has cleared former petroleum minister Sameh Fahmi of corruption charges linked to a highly controversial gas deal with Israel, a judicial source said on Saturday. Five other former ministry official were also cleared, the official told Anadolu Agency.
Monday, 12th January 2015
No Accountability: The Story Behind Mubarak’s Dropped Corruption Charges for Israeli Gas Deal
When on November 29th an Egyptian court dropped all the charges against former president Hosni Mubarak, who had been indicted for the killing of protesters during the January 2011 uprising, some Egyptians reacted with jubilee, others with outrage. While people in the streets and in cafés were busy commenting on the ruling or making jokes about it, the court also cleared Mubarak, as well as his sons Alaa and Gamal and old tycoon Hussein Salem of the corruption charges related to real estate interests in Sharm el Sheikh and to the Egyptian-Israeli gas deal.