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Egyptian ministers, top ruling party official arrested

02-18-2011 08:11 BJT

CAIRO, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Egypt has arrested three former ministers of interior, tourism and housing, as well as a tycoon from the ruling party, over corruption allegations, Egypt's official news agency MENA said Thursday.

The Public Prosecution ordered former interior minister Habib el-Adly, former housing minister Ahmed el-Maghrabi and former tourism minister Zuheir Garana to remand in custody for 15-day- investigation, a judicial source said.

MENA quoted the source as saying that Ahmed Ezz, a former senior member of the National Democratic Party (NDP), was also jailed for 15-day-pending investigation.

Egypt's military council has announced a travel ban on 43 members from the current and ex-government from travelling without permission, according to Al Arabia TV.



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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