He graduated on the top of his class at the Police Academy in 1964; he received an additional law degree from Ain Shams University as well as a PhD in law in 1994.
Fawzy worked as a police commander in police stations, in addition to other governmental positions, before he pursued a new career as a lawyer, Rohama reported.
Among Fawzy’s current clients are Amin Abaza, Zoheir Garana and Ahmed El-Maghrabi, Mubarak’s ministers of agriculture, tourism and housing respectively, who along with other former regime figures are facing charges of corruption. Fawzy told reporers recently he would not have defended the trio if he had not been sure of their innocence.
Fawzy avows that protesting is a right that every citizen is entitled to, but, in the same breath, avers that state authorities have to approve protests before they actually take place.
During a recent television interview, Fawzy said that bringing about a national economic boom is on top of his list of priorities, saying Egypt’s political weight is contingent upon its prosperity. In this regard, he highlighted the importance of what he brands as ‘national projects’ to breathe life into the economy.
Hardly known to the public, he qualified as a candidate in the presidential race with the endorsement of the pre-revolution paper-strong Generation Party, which was founded in 2002. In comparison to other presidential candidates, Fawzy’s presidential campaign is poorly funded.