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Egypt's Ex-Interior Minister Pleads Not Guilty


Former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, left, as he talks to minister of defense and military production, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, second right, during the National democratic party conference in Cairo, December 25, 2010

Former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, left, as he talks to minister of defense and military production, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, second right, during the National democratic party conference in Cairo, December 25, 2010

Egypt's former interior minister pleaded not guilty to corruption charges Saturday.

Habib al-Adly is facing charges of money laundering and profiteering.

Adly is an unpopular figure with the protesters who took part in the demonstrations that led to President Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

They blame Adly for the police beatings, the teargassing and the rubber bullets they faced during the protests.

Dozens of people demonstrated outside the court complex Saturday, demanding Adly receive the death sentence.

His hearing has been adjourned to April 2.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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