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Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to remain in jail despite bail

  • An Egyptian court ordered the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak over the killings of protesters on Monday. However, the 84-year-old former leader will remain in custody over separate corruption charges.

    Mubarak is currently awaiting a retrial for conspiring to kill protesters in the 2011 uprising that ousted him.

    He has spent the maximum legal time in prison under temporary detention.

    Last June, Mubarak and former interior minister Habib al-Adly were sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of some 850 people but in January a retrial was ordered due to procedural failings.

    The case currently lies in limbo after a retrial was abandoned on Saturday when the presiding judge withdrew from the case.

    The case has now been referred to a different court, which is expected to appoint a new panel.

    Al-Adly, Mubarak as well as his two sons, Gamal and Alaa, will be re-tried for corruption charges, of which they were found not guilty the first time around.

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