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Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

Egyptian officials say 2 sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been freed from prison

Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say two sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father.

The officials said the two, wealthy businessman Alaa and Mubarak's one-time heir apparent Gamal, walked free from Torah Prison in a southern Cairo suburb shortly after daybreak on Monday and were believed to have headed to their respective homes in the capital.

The two along with their father still face a retrial on corruption charges. The two sons separately face trial on insider trading. They had been acquitted of other charges.

Mubarak stepped down in February 2011 in the face of a popular uprising. He and his two sons were arrested in April that year.


Updated : 2021-09-17 08:06 GMT+08:00