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Hosni Mubarak Sentenced to Three Years in Jail

Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to 3 years in prison on corruption charges after a retrial in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.

The former Egyptian president’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, were given 4 years each in the same case which centers on the embezzlement of $14 million earmarked for renovation of presidential palaces.

The original conviction was overturned on January 13 over legal procedures.

This was the last court case hanging over Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled in the 2011 uprising.Hosni Mubarak sentence

Hosni Mubarak and his sons were also fined for the amount embezzled and used to renovate their private residences in Cairo and on the Red Sea coast, as well as a family farm.

The 87-year-old former leader and his sons were present in the courtroom at a police academy on the outskirts of Cairo.

Some of his supporters wore T-shirts with Hosni Mubarak’s face and waved and blew kisses as he entered, the Associated Press news agency says.

They shouted in anger as the judge issued the ruling – which can be appealed against.

It is not clear whether the time Hosni Mubarak has already served will count – or whether he will be sent to jail again.

Egypt’s highest court is also due to decide on June 4 whether to allow an appeal against a lower court’s ruling that dropped murder charges against Hosni Mubarak.

Hosni Mubarak remains at Maadi Military Hospital in Cairo.

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