Hosni- Mubarak three year prison sentence upheld

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has had his three-year prison sentence for political corruption upheld but he will still face a trial over the deaths of hundreds of protesters.

The 87-year-old and his sons, one-time heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa, who were also implicated in the case, spent over four years in custody.

The Egyptian court ruling yesterday gave them credit for time served and they will not have to endure additional time in custody.

Mubarak is being retried in court over the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three decades in power.

Gamal and Alaa are still embroiled in corruption cases.

The three were found guilty of embezzling millions of dollars' worth of state funds that were intended for the maintenance of official residences.

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