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Qandil’s jail term upheld

He was given sentence for failing to implement ruling to renationalise company

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Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Kandil (2nd L) is seen with Sherif Haddara (R), Minister of Petroleum at news conference about a new "smart card" system to track purchases of subsidised fuel which will start next month, at General Petroleum Corporation headquarters in Cairo June 22, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
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Cairo: An Egyptian appeals court upheld a one-year prison sentence against Prime Minister Hesham Qandil on Wednesday and ordered him to be removed from his post, a judicial source said.

Qandil was handed the sentence in April for failing to implement a court ruling to renationalise 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 Mohammad Mursi and put in place a new political transition.