Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Decree keeps Hawass out of jail

Zahi Hawass, Egypt's minister of antiquities, said yesterday that a one-year jail sentence and removal from his job for refusal to carry out a court ruling has been overruled by an administrative court decree.

A source from the Interior Ministry told CNN that Zahi Hawass was sentenced in criminal court on Sunday, but in a blog post on his website, Hawass called that "a complete misunderstanding," and wrote that the appeals court issued a decree on Monday that will keep him out of jail and allow him to remain in his position. 

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