Former Egyptian President, Mubarak Bags 3 Years Imprisonment For Embezzlement

An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to three years imprisonment, having found him guilty of embezzling public funds.

His two sons, Alaa and Gamal, were also convicted and each will serve four years in prison.

Apart from the jail terms, former President and his sons were also fined $3m (£1.8m) and ordered to repay the $17.6m (£10.4m) they were accused of stealing.

Mubarak, 86, is also on trial for abuse of power and conspiracy in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ousted him.

He was found guilty of the charge relating to the protesters in 2012 along with former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and sentenced to life in prison.

But in January 2013 the Court of Cassation upheld an appeal by the two men against their convictions on technical grounds and ordered a retrial.

In August, a court ordered Mubarak’s release from prison and transfer to a military hospital in Cairo, where he is being held under house arrest.

It was not clear if the three years Mubarak and his sons have spent in custody would count towards their sentences, and also if the former president would return to the military hospital or be sent to Torah prison.

Author: NewsAdmin

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