Egypt Independent

Court orders Mubarak’s release pending inquiry

Amireya Appeals Court on Tuesday ordered the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak pending investigation into charges of illicit gains made during his 30-year rule over Egypt.

The Cairo Criminal court had last week ordered the release of Mubarak pending investigations into the premeditated murder of protesters during Egypt's 2011 revolution and corruption. Mubarak had challenged his detention after it exceeded the 18-month provisional period.

Mubarak will remain in jail following a public prosecutor decision to detain him for 15 days pending investigations into alleged squandering of public money.

The former president is said to have used public money to renovate private buildings owned by his family.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm