Mubarak's sons released from Egypt prison: prison officials
CAIRO - Reuters
In this Saturday, June 2, 2012 file photo, The two sons of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, Gamal, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, arrive to the police academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt. AP PhotoThe sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Jan. 26, prison officials said, a day after the violent anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled the autocrat.
An Egyptian court last week ordered the release of Alaa and Gamal Mubarak pending their retrial in a corruption case.
Their release could further fuel tensions in Egypt. At least 25 people were killed on Sunday in anti-government demonstrations, officials said. Witnesses say security forces and police fired at protestors.
Mubarak is still in detention in a military hospital, but judicial sources said he could soon walk free as he currently has no convictions against him.
Many Egyptians view Mubarak's rule as a period of crony capitalism which enriched an elite but neglected millions of poor.
Pro-democracy activists accuse President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of returning Egypt to the kind of authoritarian rule that characterised Mubarak's three-decades in power, allegations the government denies.