Alaa and Gamal Mubarak (R), sons of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, stand in a cage during their trial at the police academy in Cairo August 15, 2011. Stringer/REUTERS
Ousted president Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, will still sit in jail until they face the graft case related to stock market corruption, clarified security sources to Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr channel after a judgment in another case today seemed to release them.
The brothers' first graft case, where they were tried along with their father, was dropped on Saturday. This is one of the judgements issued today that has enfuriated many Egyptians and has them taking to the streets to protest.
Gamal and Alaa are charged with accumulating LE2.51 billion in illicit profits by violating capital market laws and taking control of a majority stake in AWB through investment and private equity funds that they controlled.
In today's trial, the two sons were accused of illegally accepting gifts of five villas as well as two million metres of land in Sharm El-Sheikh from businessman Hussein Salem, a fugitive and co-defendant in today's trial. This case, however, was dropped.