Prosecutors accepted on Saturday the appeal presented by one of ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s lawyers Farid El-Deeb. The lawyer had filed an appeal against the court’s decision to keep Mubarak in custody for illicit gains charges.
The appeal will be examined on Sunday 28 April by North Cairo Criminal Court presided by Judge Mohamed Abdallah Khalaf, reported state-run news agency MENA.
“We now face two options, either the court will support his detention or it will order his release; in both cases the decision is final, no more appeals will be filed,” said Abdallah Qandil, chairman of the Administrative Prosecution Club.
The Illicit Gains Authority had ordered on 25 April renewing Mubarak’s detention for 15 more days; the detention was for charges of using influence to mass a fortune that is inconsistent with his legitimate income.
Mubarak appealed the order with the Misdemeanor Court that ordered his release.
The prosecution challenged the decision, resulting in the head of Cairo Criminal Court, Judge Mohamed Amer Gaddo, overturning the release decision on Monday citing the court’s lack of jurisdiction.
On 15 April, the Court ruled in favour of an appeal filed by Mubarak against his detention for charges of killing protesters during the January 2011 uprising.
“Mubarak received a release order in the case of killing protesters because the legal duration for preventive custody cannot exceed two years, which he has already served,” Qandil said.
He added that Mubarak remained in custody for financial corruption charges.
After the 25 January Revolution Mubarak faced charges of killing protesters and illegally amassing funds; in June 2012 Mubarak received a life sentence. Mubarak and prosecutors both appealed the sentence; the Cairo Court of Appeals scheduled the retrial for 11 May.