Mubarak given three-year jail sentence

10 May 2015

Sons handed four-year sentences

  • Mubarak sentenced to three years in prison
  • Sons face four years
  • All three men may be released following four years of detention

Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to three years in jail on corruption charges after a retrial in Cairo.

His two sons were handed four-year sentences in the same case. All three were charged with the embezzlement of $14m for renovations of presidential residences across the country.

The original conviction was overturned on 13 January over legal procedures.

This was the last case facing Mubarak, who was deposed in the 2011 uprising.

Egypt’s highest court is also due to decide on 4 June whether to allow an appeal against a lower court’s ruling that dropped murder charges against Mubarak.

Local media reports have suggested the ex-president and his sons will not actually spend any time in jail following four years in custody.

The ex-leader remains at Maadi Military Hospital in Cairo.

In April, another former president of Egypt, Mohamed Mursi, was sentenced to 20 years in prison over the death of protesters in 2012.

The verdict followed the earlier sentencing of 22 of his supporters, who were handed the death sentence by a Cairo court for an attack on a police station in 2013.

Mursi, who could also have faced the death penalty, is still to be tried on several other charges.

Hosni Mubarak timeline

January 2015: Mubarak to be retried on fraud charges brought against him in 2014

November 2014: Violent clashes as Mubarak cleared over the killing of anti-government protesters in 2011

May 2014: Mubarak returns to prison after an Egyptian court found him guilty of stealing public money

January 2013: Egyptian court orders Mubarak retrial after his appeal against his life sentence was accepted by a court

June 2012: Mubarak found guilty of complicity in the deaths of anti-government protesters and sentenced to life in prison

January 2012: Prosecutors demand death penalty for Mubarak

November 2011: Egyptians vote in the country’s parliament in the first elections since the ousting of Mubarak

February 2011: Egyptian army takes over after Mubarak resigns presidency

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