Court compels Interior Ministry to return former security official to service

The administrative court ordered the Interior Ministry Saturday to return former 6th of October City security head Major General Omar al-Faramawy to service.

Faramawy had filed a lawsuit against the Interior Ministry in June, demanding his reinstatement and past wages.

According to Youm7 newspaper, Faramawy had been sent to retirement after he was accused of being implicated in the killing of peaceful protesters during the early days of the revolution, along with former President Hosni Mubarak, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and six senior security aids.

On 2 June, the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Mubarak and Adly to 25 years in prison for conspiring to kill protesters, the maximum possible sentence under Egyptian law.

Adly's deputies have all been acquitted, including Farmawy.

The former president and his two sons were also acquitted of all financial crimes because 10 years have passed since the alleged crimes were committed.

The verdict sparked outrage among Egyptians, particularly as six major figures in the Interior Ministry were acquitted of the same charges. Judge Ahmed Refaat stated that the evidence that reached the court did not prove that the police had killed demonstrators.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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