Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

15 April 2013

Egypt: Mubarak Detained for 45 Days On Charges of Graft, Corruption

The retrial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his head of police is expected to begin shortly. In January, a life sentence for ... ( Resource: Mubarak Faces Second Trial in Egypt

Former president Hosni Mubarak will be detained for 45 days pending investigations on charges of graft and corruption, al-Hayah channel reported a prosecution spokesman as saying on Monday.

A Cairo criminal court earlier today ruled that Mubarak will be released after the expiration of his legal detention period after he was charged with killing protesters during a 2011 uprising that toppled him.

In spite of this ruling, Mubarak will remain detained on other charges involving graft and squandering public funds.

Mubarak's attorney Farid al-Deeb attributed his client's release-appeal to the criminal code which requires that no one shall be detained pending investigation in one case over the period of two years.

A court had ordered Mubarak's arrest on April 12 in the year of the uprising, but accepted that he appeals the decision last June and granted him a retrial at the beginning of this year.

Tens of Mubarak supporters gathered by the court on Monday to chant in support of the toppled president.

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