Al-Ahram CEO Abdel-Fattah el-Gebaly
Cairo - Arab Today
The Cairo Appeals Court on Monday released former Al-Ahram CEO Abdel-Fattah el-Gebaly, one day after his detention in custody was ordered for 15 days.
The decision came after Gebali paid EGP 1.59 million, which he acquired for himself in violation of Al-Ahram’s regulations.
Investigations Judge Tharwat Hamad had ordered on Sunday Gebali’s detention. He was being investigated for seizing and facilitating the seizure of EGP 500 million from the newspaper’s fund.
The case, however, will remain open until the judiciary reaches a verdict.
The investigations with the former Al-Ahram official began when complaints were filed from Al-Ahram journalists and the Administrative Control Authority from the Central Auditing Agency.