CAIRO: Former president Hosni Mubarak and his wife will not be entitled to the same privileges as former heads of state and their families, the state council clarified Tuesday.
“The recommendation which was issued by the legislations body within our court and circulated by media outlets which entitled Mubarak and his wife the full predecessor’s privilege is not accurate, it was written but not officially issued or stamped so it will not be implemented,” the statement read.
The unstamped recommendation would have made Mubarak and his wife eligible for labor and security services, as it’s customary for former heads of states and their families.
Mubarak, 87, stepped down in February 2011 following the January 25 Revolution, but was acquitted on a number of graft and corruption charges, and charges against him and his former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly for killing protesters were dropped for “lack of grounds” in a final ruling in November 2014. Mubarak has an appeal on charges of misusing public funds.
Although the period of custody pending trial has expired according to the penal code, the presidency ordered house arrest in Cairo military hospital in November 2014.