Egypt Frees Hosni Mubarak’s Sons From Prison

Alaa and Gamal, the two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, according to Associated Press.

Alaa and Gamal, walked free from Torah Prison in southern Cairo suburb shortly after daybreak and headed to their respective homes in the capital’s upscale Heliopolis suburb.

The two, along with their father, still face a retrial on corruption charges. Separately, the two sons also face trial on insider trading charges. They had been acquitted of other charges.

The security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorised to speak to journalists.

The two, particularly Gamal, are viewed by many Egyptians as among the pillars of an authoritarian and corrupt administration that struck an alliance with mega-wealthy businessmen at the expense of the nation’s poor and disadvantaged.

 

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