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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2015-01-13

An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered a retrial into an embezzlement case against former president Hosni Mubarak, dropping the only remaining conviction faced by the ousted leader and potentially leading to his release.

Mubarak was sentenced to three years in jail in May for stealing public funds to renovate family properties. He has been serving that sentence in a military hospital in Cairo.

Now a retrial has been ordered, and judicial sources say Mubarak could walk free as no convictions against him remain.

In November, another court dropped charges against Mubarak for conspiring to kill protesters in the 2011 uprising that removed him from power and cleared him in two graft cases. It was not clear if Mubarak would remain in detention pending retrials.

About 800 people were killed during the 18-day uprising that unseated Mubarak, during which protesters clashed with police across the country and torched police stations.

Mubarak's successor, Mohammed Morsi, a leader of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood opposition group under Mubarak, was overthrown by the army himself in 2013 following massive protests.

Mubarak's former military intelligence chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is now president.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)

Date created : 2015-01-13

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