Egypt's Mubarak to face new charges

2014-02-06 21:06
Hosni Mubarak (File, AP)

Hosni Mubarak (File, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cairo - Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, in court for alleged incitement to kill protesters and corruption, is to also stand trial this month on embezzlement charges, the prosecution said on Thursday.

Mubarak, 85, has remained in a military hospital in Cairo since he was freed from prison in August after the maximum pre-trial detention period expired.

He had been convicted of involvement in the murder of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him, but a court ordered a retrial last year on technical grounds.

The latest charges brought against Mubarak and his two sons Alaa and Gamal involve their alleged embezzlement of $18m earmarked for presidential palaces, a prosecution official said.

That trial will start on 19 February, he said.

Alaa and Gamal are already on trial with their father in the murder and corruption case, along with seven of Mubarak's former security commanders.

Public attention has largely shifted away from Mubarak's case, with his successor Mohamed Morsi also on trial on similar murder charges.

Morsi, elected in June 2012, was overthrown by the military almost a year later following mass protests demanding the Islamist's resignation.

Since then Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, long opposed to Mubarak, has been accused of some of the worst violence during the 18-day uprising in early 2011 that overthrew Mubarak.

Meanwhile, the country's military chief, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is expected to contest and win upcoming presidential elections.

With the exception of Morsi, every Egyptian president since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1952 has been from the military.

Read more on:    hosni mubarak  |  egypt  |  north africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Autobraking: See just how good they are!

Just how good are automatic brakes on cars these days? Two VW models have been praised by top UK research centre Thatcham. Find out why...

 

Stay safe

Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Mom's driving-school dream come true
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Today is a good day to go large with your significant other. Let go of obligations, expectations and chores and let the day play...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.