UPDATED: Egypt court upholds detention period for Mubarak

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 Apr 2013

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

File photo: Former President Hosni Mubarak faces trial (Photo:Reuters)

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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