‘Egypt’s Mubarak cleared in one case’

Egypt’s former dictator Hosni Mubarak has been given conditional release in one of the corruption cases against him and now is being held in custody on charges in an additional case.

Judicial sources said Monday that Mubarak’s lawyer, Farid al-Dib, is set to appeal against the fourth case, also relating to to corruption, to secure his clientâ„¢s release.

Dib is expected to argue that Mubarak paid back the USD 600,120 (449,570 euro) worth of presents that his minister of information had given him.

The issue is at the heart of the fourth case against the former Egyptian dictator.

Mubarak has been ordered conditional release in two of the four cases against him since April. One of the cases also involved corruption, and the other one was related to the alleged killing of protesters during the 2011 revolution in Egypt that toppled his western-backed regime.

Earlier on Monday, Mubarak, 85, was given conditional release in a third case. The judicial sources added that he is now seeking to be cleared of charges in the fourth case.

The 85-year-old is being tried along with his former interior minister and several other police commanders on charges that are related to their rule before the 2011 revolution.

On Saturday, a court adjourned his trial on charges of killing demonstrators until August 25.

The former longtime ruler was sentenced to life in prison in June 2012, but an appeals court later overturned the sentence and ordered a retrial.

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Republished from: Press TV