Egyptian court overturns Hosni Mubarak's corruption conviction

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An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday overturned the conviction of former president Hosni Mubarak on embezzlement charges and ordered a retrial.

Mubarak was sentenced last May to three years in prison after siphoning millions of dollars of state funds for his personal use. In a separate case, he was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for allegedly orchestrating the slaughter of hundreds of political protesters, though an appeals court nixed that conviction as well.

With no convictions remaining against him, Mubarak could soon be released.

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