Verdict in Ahmed Shafiq land case on 19 December

Ahram Online , Thursday 24 Oct 2013

Former PM Ahmed Shafiq and Hosni Mubarak's sons Gamal and Alaa are on trial for corruption involving the sale of state land

Ahmed Shafiq
Former PM Ahmed Shafiq (photo: Reuters)

The verdict in a corruption case involving Ahmed Shafiq and Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal will be announced on 19 December, a court in Cairo announced on Thursday.

The former prime minister is being tried for facilitating the sale of 40,000 square metres of land owned by the Association of Pilot Officers to Gamal and Alaa Mubarak at a lower than market price.

Aviation ministry officials who were members of the association are also on trial.

The case was brought by former MP Essam Sultan before the 2012 presidential elections, which Shafiq lost narrowly to Mohamed Morsi.

Shafiq has faced three cases concerning the illegal sale of state land. He was acquitted in one and is still on trial in two others.

He is being tried in absentia and currently lives in Dubai where he fled after the case was opened.

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak are also facing a retrial, along with their father, for the shooting of protesters during the January 25 Revolution. 

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