Egypt Appeal Court Orders PM Jailed, Dismissed: Source

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Reuters
An Egyptian appeals court upheld a one-year prison sentence against Prime Minister Hisham Kandil on Wednesday and ordered him to be removed from his post, a judicial source said.

Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil speaks during a news conference in Cairo

An Egyptian appeals court upheld a one-year prison sentence against Prime Minister Hisham Kandil on Wednesday and ordered him to be removed from his post, a judicial source said.

Kandil was handed the sentence in April for failing to implement a court ruling to renationalize a textile company sold off by the ousted former Hosni Mubarak administration.

The appeals court ruling came on the day when the army intervened to sideline elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and put in place a new political transition.