Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to three years in jail without parole along with his two sons. The ruling comes at the
Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to three years in jail without parole along with his two sons.
The ruling comes at the retrial of a corruption case in which Mubarak is accused of diverting public funds earmarked for the renovation of presidential palaces to upgrade his own family properties.
The former leader, who ruled with an iron fist for 30 years, and his sons Gamal and Alaa may not have to serve any jail time due to time already spent behind bars.
The previous conviction was overturned by the high court in January and brought to retrial.
Hosni Mubarak was toppled during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising which raised hopes for democracy.
A previous court decision to drop charges against him for conspiring to kill protesters in the uprising cast doubt over Egypt’s political transformation.
The former airforce commander still has many supporters however, long live Mubarak they chanted in court.