Egypt crisis Court to rule on Mubarak release

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 - 10:29

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An Egyptian court is due to review a petition for the release of deposed President Hosni Mubarak.

 

Mubarak is facing a retrial for complicity in the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended in his removal from power.

 

However, his lawyer hopes he will be released once cleared of a corruption charge.

 

Meanwhile, EU foreign ministers are due to decide whether to cut some of its billions of euros in aid to Egypt.