BREAKING: Mubarak, sons’ appeal against graft penalties accepted
Alaa and Gamal Mubarak during a trial - YOUM7(Archive)

CAIRO: Former President Hosni Mubarak and his sons –Alaa and Gamal- have been released after the acceptance of appeal against charges of misusing fund allocated for the Presidential Palaces, for which they had been sentenced to 1 year,  Youm7 reported Monday.

North Cairo Criminal Court accepted Monday the convicts’ petition against the period of their remand they spent over charge of seizing public funds worth 125 million EGP ($16.38 million,) which had been allocated to the upkeep of the presidential residences between 2002 and 2011.

In November 2014, Mubarak and his sons were acquitted of charges of exporting gas to Israel with unreasonable price and wasting public money. However, Gamal and Alaa still face trial for accusations of insider trading to buy shares of a private bank.

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