An Egyptian court begins the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons for allegedly diverting public funds to upgrade family properties. Gavino Garay reports.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak appears again in a Cairo court. He and his two sons face a RE-trial on corruption charges for allegedly using public funds to upgrade family properties. The funds were intended for the renovation of presidential palaces. The 86-year-old was toppled in a 2011 popular uprising and sentenced along with his sons to three years in prison last May in the SAME case. But the conviction against a frail Mubarak was overturned by Egypt's high court in January. His sons were released pending the corruption retrial. In November, a court also dropped separate charges against Mubarak of conspiring to kill protesters in the 2011 uprising against him. Mubarak is currently being treated in a military hospital in Cairo.