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Ezaby pharmacies owner denies his arrest

Owner of El Ezaby pharmacies Ahmed al-Ezaby denied the issuance of any final court rulings against him, and rumors of his arrest.

Ezaby referred in statements to Al-Masry Al-Youm to judicial disputes with his company as a result of the confusion in the local and international markets, denying final rulings issued against him.

El Ezaby pharmacies denied in an official statement circulated rumors about the arrest of the chairman of its board of directors, in a checkpoint.

The security authorities in Cairo reportedly arrested Ezaby, in the Fifth Settlement area, informed sources announced.

Ezaby has judicial rulings issued against him with 547 years prison sentences and a fine of more than LE13 million, over different charges, according to the sources.

The sources, said upon anonymity, that Ezaby, 72, was being interrogated by the Public Prosecution in New Cairo.

Earlier, a Cairo Court of Appeal ruling  disqualified Ezaby from the Pharmacists Syndicate membership and banned him from practicing the profession.

Mohamed al-Sheikh, head of the Cairo Pharmacists Syndicate, said that pharmacy chains pose a threat to the profession, through the practice of monopolizing.

He added: “This phenomenon is a clear violation of the Profession Law 127 of 1955, which stipulates that each pharmacist who owns two pharmacies should manage only one of them.”

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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