A court in Egypt has ordered the release of the two sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak who had been sentenced to three years in jail for corruption.
The Cairo criminal court called for the release of Alaa and Gamal Mubarak after taking into account the time they spent in prison. Back in May, a court in Cairo sentenced Mubarak and his sons to three years in prison each in a corruption case dubbed the "presidential palaces affairs" by the Egyptian media. The two were first detained in April 2011, two months after their father stepped down during Egypt's revolution. Mubarak's sons are still facing charges in two separate cases, involving insider trading and illicit gains. But they won't be held in custody while awaiting trial.