News ID: 114753
Published: 0722 GMT April 04, 2015

Egyptian court begins retrial of Mubarak in corruption case

Egyptian court begins retrial of Mubarak in corruption case

An Egyptian court began a retrial Saturday of former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons for allegedly diverting public funds earmarked for the renovation of presidential palaces to upgrade family properties.

Mubarak, 86, toppled in a 2011 popular uprising, was sentenced to three years in prison last May and his two sons were given four-year jail terms in the same case, Reuters reported.

In January, Egypt's high court overturned the conviction against Mubarak, who is currently being treated in a military hospital in Cairo.

Egyptian state television aired brief footage of Mubarak and his sons inside a cage in the courtroom in the Police Academy.

In November, a court dropped charges against Mubarak of conspiring to kill protesters in the 2011 uprising, raising fears among human rights campaigners that the old guard was making a comeback.

In January an Egyptian court ordered the release of Mubarak's sons pending the corruption retrial.


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