Retrial of Mubarak and sons to start April 4
Hosni Mubarak during his trial - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO:  The Cairo Court of Appeals has set April 4 to begin a retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons on charges of corruption, Youm7 reported Monday.

On Jan. 13, the Cairo Court of Cassation accepted the appeal presented by the defense team of Mubarak and his sons, Alaa and Gamal, in the presidential palaces embezzlement case, and ordered a retrial.

In May 2014, a Cairo court has sentenced Mubarak to three years in jail and his two sons for four years after being found guilty of seizing and embezzling public funds estimated at 125 million EGP ($16 million) to cover personal expenses.

The two sons were released in January after they served the maximum pretrial detention period pending their trial. However, they still face charges of corrupt stock exchange dealings in a separate case.

Mubarak was detained in April 2011 over charges of corruption and killing peaceful protesters during the January 25 Revolution that toppled him in 2011.

On Nov. 29, charges of killing protestors dropped against Mubarak and his two sons, and Mubarak’s former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and his six aides were all acquitted on the same charges.

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