'Mubarak could be freed this week'

CAIRO - Egyptian judiciary officials say former president Hosni Mubarak could be freed from custody this week.

They say a court on Monday ordered his release in a corruption case that alleged he and his two sons embezzled funds for presidential palaces.

Mubarak has been ordered released in two other court cases against him — the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him and another in case, on illegal earnings.

Mubarak is on retrial for the protesters’ killing but cannot be held in custody anymore because of a two-year limit pending a final verdict.

He is also facing trial for alleged acceptance of presents from state newspapers but has already repaid their value.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to media.

 

Comments (3)

pfigirai mhunhu uyo

MHIRIZHONGA - 21 August 2013

Ha ha ha. Africans are used to dictatorship, A few yrs ago tEgyptians protested munhu uyu akavharirwa. Affetr viting for a democratic gov. Now vadzoka mustreet, Now that Israel is supprting Sisi maybe after another 6 dacades or do od dictatorship egyptians will attempt to have another democracy....

Nehondo - 21 August 2013

Controlled judiciary. The verdict is pre-determined and it has to come out that way OR ELSE the Judges are put on the firing squad. AFRICAN LEADERSHIP IS A REAL SHAME. POOR MOTHER AFRICA.

Zvichapera Chete - 3 September 2013

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