Africa
4:13 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Egyptian Court Drops Corruption Charge Against Mubarak

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 5:58 pm

As Egypt reels from the violent standoff between the country's military rulers and Islamist supporters of deposed President Morsi, a court dropped a corruption charge against former President Hosni Mubarak. His lawyer says this clears the way for his release from jail, but other reports suggested authorities would find a way to keep him detained.