Former president Hosni Mubarak’s detention was renewed on Wednesday by the Illicit Gains Authority for 15 more days.
Mubarak is currently being investigated for financial corruption charges. On 25 April, the Illicit Gains Authority ordered his renewed detention for 15 days for making illegal gains by using his influence as president to amass a huge fortune that is inconsistent with his legitimate sources of income.
Mubarak marked his second year in custody on remand on 15 April. Two years is the maximum amount of time that can be spent in prison for charges that would result in death or life in prison sentences. This prompted a court to order his release from prison after accepting an appeal he filed against his detention for charges of killing protesters.
He remains in custody however for financial charges brought against him.
Mubarak received a life sentence in June 2012, which was appealed by both Mubarak’s lawyers and the prosecution. However, in April the presiding judge recused himself from the retrial citing a conflict of interest.
The Cairo Court of Appeals assigned the case to a new court circuit and set the retrial for 11 May.