Former Egyptian interior minister arrested

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Former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib al-Adly was arrested after failing to hand himself over to authorities after being sentenced to seven years in prison on corruption charges, security sources said.

Adly, a minister under Hosni Mubarak who was ousted in 2011, was due to hand himself after the case in April but had not been seen in recent months.

He is due back in court for an appeal in January.

Egypt’s state news agency MENA earlier reported Adly was located, but did not disclose his location or whether he had been arrested.