Mubarak jailed for three years

Mubarak jailed for three years
Hosni Mubarak

A court has sentenced Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison and a fine on corruption charges.

The court in Cairo issued its verdict today in the retrial facing the 87-year-old autocrat, overthrown in his country’s 2011 revolt. However, it’s not clear if that will include the time he’s already served.

The corruption case – dubbed by the Egyptian media as the “presidential palaces” affair – concerns charges that Mubarak and his two sons embezzled millions of pounds worth of state funds over the course of a decade.

The funds were meant to pay for renovating and maintaining presidential palaces but were instead allegedly spent on upgrading the family’s private residences.

Mubarak was sentenced to three years, his sons to four in the case.

He later appealed.

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