Court to decide whether to release Mubarak

A judicial source said on Sunday that Hosni Mubarak’s lawyer would probably request his client’s release pending investigation, now that the Court of Cassation accepted his appeal in the case of killing demonstrators.

The source added that Mubarak is detained for 15 days pending investigation in another case related to illicit gains by exploiting his powers.

Another source at the Public Funds Prosecution said that Mubarak’s family has not settled the amounts he is charged with gaining illegally. The source said that the former president’s lawyer only offered to do so verbally regarding the gifts he received from the Al-Ahram newspaper, estimated at LE20 million.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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