10 April 2013. Ahmed Shafik was found not guilty of corruption charges in less than a year after he fled the country. He was a senior commander in Egyptian Air Force and had served as Hosni Mubarak’s fnal prime minister from January to March 2011. When he lost in the June 2012 elections he fled the country two days after the election.
Shafik still faces another charge of corruption for allegedly allocating 40,000 square metres of state land to Ala’a and Gamal Mubarak, sons of former president Mubarak. They and that their father, who is in poor health, remain in prison and are all, charged with corruption as well.
The former president faces a new trial on Saturday after the court upheld an appeal on the life sentence he received over the deaths of protesters killed during the 25 January revolution in Tahir Square.
Mubarak faces a trial on separate charges of corruption and embezzlement of public funds, which led to a 15-day remand that began last Saturday.