Egyptian police nabs former premier Qandil
On Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said Qandil was arrested around the capital Cairo along with a “smuggler attempting to escape to Sudan.”
Qandil, who served as Egypt’s prime minister in 2012 and 2013, has been sentenced to a year in prison for defying a court order to renationalize a company privatized in 1996.
Egypt has been experiencing unrelenting violence since Morsi, the first democratically-elected president, was ousted on July 3. Hundreds have lost their lives in the ensuing violence across the country.
About 1,000 people were killed in a week of violence between Morsi supporters and security forces after police dispersed their protest camps in a deadly operation on August 14.
The massacre sparked international condemnation and prompted world bodies to call for an independent investigation into the violence.