Egypt court orders retrial in Mubarak embezzlement case

January 13th, 2015  
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Topic: Egypt court orders retrial in Mubarak embezzlement case

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's high court overturned on Tuesday the only remaining conviction against Hosni Mubarak and ordered a retrial in his embezzlement case, opening the way for a possible release from jail for the ousted former president. Mubarak, 86, was sentenced to three years in prison in May for diverting public funds earmarked to renovate presidential palaces and using the money to upgrade family properties. His two sons were given four-year jail terms in the same case. The man who ruled Egypt for 30 years has been serving his sentence in a military hospital in Cairo. ...


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