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Prosecution calls for 'maximum punishment' for Mubarak at retrial

Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are being retried on charges of embezzling funds earmarked for state buildings

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 4 Apr 2015
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In this file photo taken Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, seated left, and his two sons, Gamal Mubarak, far left, and Alaa Mubarak attend a hearing in a courtroom at the Police Academy, Cairo, Egypt (Photo: AP)
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Egyptian prosecutors called on Saturday for the “maximum punishment” to be applied to former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, during the first session of retrial in which the men are charged with embezzlement of public funds.

Last May, Mubarak, his sons, and four other defendants were convicted of embezzling LE125 million ($17.9 million) originally allocated for developing communications centres in presidential palaces. The money was spent on the men's private residences instead, according to prosecutors.

Hosni Mubarak was given a three-year prison sentence and his sons Alaa and Gamal Mubarak were given four years each.

They were also ordered to pay a fine of LE21,197,000 ($2.96 million) and return LE125 million ($17.9 million).

In January Egypt’s cassation court cancelled the verdict and ordered a retrial.

In Saturday’s session, Cairo Criminal Court examined evidence and adjourned the case to 29 April.

In November 2014, the ex-autocrat had charges of complicity in the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising dropped. He was also cleared of other corruption charges.

In January, Alaa and Gamal Mubarak were released after serving the maximum period of detention pending trial. They still face charges of corrupt stock exchange dealings in a separate case.

 

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anti khazar[NOT anti semitic!]
05-04-2015 04:16am
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where is the money???
While tens of millions of EGYPTIANS are LITERATELY STARVE ,these CRIMINALS HAVE BILLIONS of $$$ in different banks around the world !And this a FACT!Mubarak DESTROYED the COUNTRY to the middle age by NOT PROVIDING PROPER EDUCATION FOR THE PEOPLE ,because as he believes until now, it was the ONLY WAY to keep his ABUSING POWER!Seeing the HOPELESS last two generations while the handful NEWLY RICH 'ELITE' wasting money on NONSENSE [ex.flying to FRANCE 3 times a month to smooth hair]you just wish the WORST FOR THEM!The amount of FINE they have to pay is LAUGHABLE and just looks strange that a head of the country NEVER MENTIONED TO BRING BACK TO EGYPT WHAT WAS STOLEN BY MUBARAK and his GANG!
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Neo
05-04-2015 12:08am
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The other MAJOR crime
Mubarak is a criminal whose minor crime was embezzling billions of dollars into his offshore accounts. The MAJOR crime no one seems to try him for is setting Egypt backward 30 years, when even the poorest African nations have passed us by, let alone the rest of the developing world. What value dose a president have if not building the nation’s education and economy, rather than his own fortune! He could not be tried for incompetence after one or two terms in office; what he should be tried for is sitting on the thrown for 30 years while the country was sinking in poverty and illiteracy; and crushing every attempt to elect a more capable leader, forging every election with 99.9% votes, and fabricating crimes against his opponents. Let’s see how genuine the justice system is about reform!
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