Cairo: An Egyptian court has cleared former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and former dictator Hosni Mubarak’s two sons of corruption charges.
The court found Gamal and Alaa Mubarak as well as Shafiq innocent of corruption in a land deal-related case.
Shafiq had been accused of illegally selling state-owned land to Alaa and Gamal at prices lower than the market value.
Shafiq, also a former presidential candidate, has been tried in absentia.
The former premier, who flew to the United Arab Emirates in June 2012 after he lost the presidential election to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi.
All three men are still facing other corruption charges.