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العربية

Ex-minister detained for 15 days more

By-EG

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15:08

Monday ,08 August 2011

Ex-minister detained for 15 days more

CAIRO – Former Egyptian minister of agriculture Youssef Wali was detained on Monday for a further 15 days, pending investigations into charges that he allowed carcinogenic pesticides into Egypt when he was in office, the official Middle East News Agency reports. 

 Wali is charged also with squandering public funds in helping fugitive tycoon Hussein Salem, who himself faces many charges, buy plots of land very cheaply. During investigations, Wali said he wasn't the only one who signed the purchase contract.