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Egyptian court cancels detention order against Mubarak

Egyptian court cancels detention order against Mubarak

Cairo: An Egyptian court has cancelled a detention order against ousted president Hosni Mubarak pending a corruption trial, but he will remain in custody on other charges, his lawyer has said.

Mubarak, 84, held in a south Cairo prison, has been charged in three cases, one for overseeing the killings of protesters during the early 2011 uprising against his regime, and two corruption cases, news channel reported.

According to a judicial source, the court cancelled his detention on graft charges.

The charges related to his personal wealth, which prosecutors say exceeds what he could have legitimately amassed.

Earlier this month, a court ordered his release on charges of responsibility for the deaths of protesters after the expiration of the maximum temporary detention of two years. But Mubarak's lawyer Farid al-Deeb said his client remained detained in yet another corruption case.

Mubarak, who has been under arrest since April 2011, was transferred back from military hospital to prison earlier this week to await trial on May 11 over the protesters' deaths during the uprising.

He was being treated for a heart condition, fractured ribs, fluid in the lungs, depression and high blood pressure, according to his lawyers and official accounts.


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