Egypt court acquits Mubarak's prime minister, sons of corruption

Published December 19th, 2013 - 09:45 GMT
Hosni Mubarak's Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq was acquitted Thursday of corruption charges related to squandering public funds (Marwan Naamani/AFP)
Hosni Mubarak's Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq was acquitted Thursday of corruption charges related to squandering public funds (Marwan Naamani/AFP)

Egypt’s criminal court has acquitted Hosni Mubarak's two sons Gamal and Alaa,  and his last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, in squandering public funds and facilitating the illegal sale of state land on Thursday.

Shafiq, also an ex presidential candidate and Mubarak's former aviation minister, was being tried for facilitating the sale of 40,000 metres of land owned by the Association of Pilot Officers to Gamal and Alaa Mubarak at a lower than market price.

Shafiq was being tried in absentia. He is currently in Dubai, having left Egypt after the case was opened.

Gamal and Alaa Mubarak still face several corruption charges.


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