Morsi’s PM faces jail term

A court here Monday upheld a one-year sentence of former Egyptian prime minister Hisham Qandil for failing to execute a court ruling, reports said.

Upholding earlier sentence against Qandil for failing to execute a court order directing annulment of a public company’s sale and the reinstatement of its employees, the court said the sentence must now be carried out, Al Jazeera reported.

The case is related to a 2011 court ruling demanding the government repurchase textile company Tanta Flax and Oils from a Saudi Arabian investor who bought it in 2005.

Officials in the Kandil government had said renationalising state enterprises was not straightforward and the company had been broken up since it was sold to the foreign investor.

Qandil has been keeping a low profile since Morsi’s overthrow by the army July 3.

Egypt’s army-installed authorities have launched a massive crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood that has seen hundreds killed and more than 2,000 jailed.