Mubarak boys to face new trial

2012-06-12 17:36

Cairo - A new trial for the sons of former president Hosni Mubarak will begin on 9 July, over charges of manipulating stocks to make gains, judicial sources said on Tuesday.

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, who are being held in prison pending trial, were acquitted from another case on corruption and influence peddling along their 84-year-old father this month.

Hosni Mubarak, however, is serving a life sentence after a court found him guilty of complicity in the killing of peaceful protesters during the 2011 popular uprising that ejected him from power.

He is currently in a prison hospital, and officials say his health has been deteriorating.