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UPDATED: Egypt court upholds detention period for Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak loses his appeal against a 15-day detention period in relation to a case brought by the Illicit Gains Authority; other detention orders remain in place

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 Apr 2013
File photo: Former President Hosni Mubarak faces trial (Photo:Reuters)
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A Cairo court upheld Sunday a 15-day detention period for former president Hosni Mubarak, which he had appealed, in relation to a corruption case brought by the illicit Gains Authority.

The media was not allowed in court in Mubarak's appeal session Sunday on the order of the presiding judge.

The 84-year-old former president would not have been released if he had won the appeal as he faces detention orders in two other corruption cases in which he is accused of making private use of state money allocated for renovating presidential palaces, and of receiving gifts from state newspapers.  

Mubarak is also currently facing retrial on charges relating to the killing of peaceful protesters during the 18-day 2011 uprising that led to his ouster.

He was convicted in June 2012 of failing to protect protesters and slapped with a life sentence. In January 2013, an appeal court ordered a retrial for Mubarak and co-defendants due to procedural irregularities in the initial trial.

Mubarak's former interior minister, Habib El-Adly, and six of his top aides also face retrial for their role in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising.

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Sharif Shehata
28-04-2013 06:20pm
The best of Mubarak
Mr Mubarak did a lot of things wrong and right but the best thing he's done,is to kick the thugs out of Egypt but now the thugs are back again to destroy our lovely Egypt and our society. The key question for all Egyptians is,do we want to destroy Egypt or do we want to save Egypt? I live in the UK. The truth is the picture and respect change day by day and it hurts to see Egypt's honour and respect will be lost in all the world. Egypt never ever been down to the knee, but I think one day this will happen. WE need to think of Egypt before ourselves. WE are nothing without Egypt. We need to stop protests and violence immediately and we should be planning for Egypt's Future. We need to think and ask our selves who will pay for all the damage we have done. 1-Egypt needs to save water from now and we need to transfer the sea water to fresh water to be use in our agriculture and our needs. 2- WE need to value our resources and to be self- help. 3- To lift up our economy we need to produce more and sell cheap, we need to look at China. To do that we need to work 3 shifts a day. First Shift start at 6 to 2(14), second shift start at 2(14) to 10(22) third shift start at 10(22) to 6 and the benefit will cut down unemployment in Egypt too. When any country has the power other countries want to give support anytime. SO we need to stand together for Egypt. If Egypt lost the power we will lose everything and the record is showing now. All we need to be honest and to do our jobs Right. God save Egypt.
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28-04-2013 03:41pm
What Goes Around Comes Around!
How life can change! Once the virtual emperor of mighty Egypt now a minion of the jails that became the home of his opponents! This should be a lesson to dictators everywhere that true power and authority belongs to God and men in leadership should see theirs as a temporal role as custodians on behalf of the people without whom there is nothing to govern or lord over! So beware leaders everywhere and respect the rules by which you govern and know that power and accountability should go hand in hand! Wurie Jalloh/Lynn?USA
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