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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Egyptian court to review Hosni Mubarak’s release appeal

Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak
A Northern Criminal Court of Cairo has announced it will review the release appeal of Egypt’s ex-President Hosni Mubarak this Wednesday, 21 August. The appeal is against the fresh detention ordered for Mr. Mubarak in his corruption case.

It’s worth mentioning that Hosni Mubarak along with two of his sons, Alaa and Gamal, have been declared not guilty in several corruption charges against them, so the number of the court cases against Egypt’s ex-President decreases. The Court has already announced the possibility of the ending of his detention regarding some other charges, and the appeal against the fresh detention nis to be reviewed on Wednesday.



As for the case in which Hosni Mubarak is accused of failing to prevent the killing of peaceful demonstrators during January 25 Revolution in 2011 the retrial was ordered due to some new details appeared in the case and due to some “technical irregularities” during the first trial. The session of the retrial was adjourned till 25 August due to security reasons and ongoing clashes in the country. Hosni Mubarak is facing those accusations together with his Interior Minister Habib El-Adly and six his aides.


Though Hosni Mubarak was ordered to be released from the prison detention in this case after his lawyer’s successfully argued that the defendant has spent two years in the custody, which is the maximum possible term for the defendant in the pre-trial custody. But Egypt’s ex-President remains in prison as he is still facing several other corruption charges together with his sons.