Egypt’s Mubarak cleared in case, held on remaining charge

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Хосни Мубарак

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Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak has been granted conditional release in one of the cases against him, but will remain in custody on charges in an additional case, judicial sources said Monday.

0His lawyer said he would appeal against the fourth and final case that the former president is facing, in a bid to secure his release, a source said.

0Farid al-Dib, Mubarak’s lawyer, is expected to argue that his client paid back the $600,120 (449,570 euros) worth of gifts he received from his minister of information – the issue at the heart of the fourth case.

0Since April, courts have ordered Mubarak’s conditional release in two of the four cases against him – one involving corruption, and a second for allegedly killing protesters.

0On Monday, he was granted conditional release in a third case, and will now seek to be cleared of charges in the fourth, the judicial sources said.

0The former president, 85, is on trial with his former interior minister Habib Adly and six police commanders on charges related to their rule before the 2011 uprising that toppled his regime.

0On Saturday, a court adjourned his trial on charges of killing protesters until August 25 in a brief session that Mubarak did not attend.

0He is facing the charges for a second time after a first trial that ended in him being sentenced to life was overturned by an appeals court on the basis of procedural errors.

0Voice of Russia, AFP

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