On Wednesday, Minya Misdemeanor Court ordered the sentencing of Minya's governor, Major General Salah Eddin Zeyada, to six months in prison and fined him LE1,000 to temporarily suspend the sentence.
The court also ordered his dismissal from his post because he failed to carry out a court ruling that ordered the division of 19,000-square-meter area, owned by Samuel Thabet Zaki.
Wednesday's ruling also ordered the governor to pay LE10,001 as temporary compensation for the plaintiff and LE50 for lawyer fees.
The land owner had filed a lawsuit accusing the governor of refraining from executing a court ruling that ordered the division of the land.
Mohie Raslan, member of the Lawyers Syndicate, said the verdict could be challenged only after the governor executes the land division ruling.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm