Egypt’s former finance minister Yussef Boutros Ghali has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for corruption.

Judge Magdi Ghoneim of the Cairo criminal court sentenced Ghali to 15 years for squandering public money by using cars held in customs and 15 years for abusing his position for personal gain from ministry funds.

The judges also ordered him to pay back EGP60m ($10m). He was convicted in absentia.

In May, Egypt’s former tourism and interior ministers were given long jail sentences over similar charges.

Ex-President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons and several figures from his regime are in detention following the ousting of the president in February. Mubarak will stand trial on 3 August.

At least 846 civilians were killed during 18 days of street protests.