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Court orders Egypt's Gamal and Alaa Mubarak to be released after time served for corruption

  • FILE - This combination of Jan. 6, 2011 file images shows Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, attending a Christmas Eve Mass at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, has ordered the release of the sons of deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak, Gamal, Mubarak's one-time heir apparent, and his brother Alaa, a wealthy businessman, after time served on a corruption conviction. Their father remains held in a military hospital. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - This combination of Jan. 6, 2011 file images shows Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, attending a Christmas Eve Mass at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, has ordered the release of the sons of deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak, Gamal, Mubarak's one-time heir apparent, and his brother Alaa, a wealthy businessman, after time served on a corruption conviction. Their father remains held in a military hospital. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2013 file photo, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, seated center left, and his two sons, Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak attend a hearing in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, has ordered the release of the sons of deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak, Gamal, Mubarak's one-time heir apparent, and his brother Alaa, a wealthy businessman, after time served on a corruption conviction.  Their father remains held in a military hospital. (AP Photo/Mohammed al-Law, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2013 file photo, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, seated center left, and his two sons, Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak attend a hearing in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, has ordered the release of the sons of deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak, Gamal, Mubarak's one-time heir apparent, and his brother Alaa, a wealthy businessman, after time served on a corruption conviction. Their father remains held in a military hospital. (AP Photo/Mohammed al-Law, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE  - In this Jan. 6, 2005 file photo, Gamal Mubarak attends a midnight Christmas mass at the Coptic Orthodox Church. An Egyptian court on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, has ordered the release of the sons of deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak, Gamal, Mubarak's one-time heir apparent, and his brother Alaa, a wealthy businessman, after time served on a corruption conviction. The two were first detained in April 2011 — two months after their father stepped down during the popular uprising against him, but were later released before being convicted last summer. Their father remains held in a military hospital. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2005 file photo, Gamal Mubarak attends a midnight Christmas mass at the Coptic Orthodox Church. An Egyptian court on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, has ordered the release of the sons of deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak, Gamal, Mubarak's one-time heir apparent, and his brother Alaa, a wealthy businessman, after time served on a corruption conviction. The two were first detained in April 2011 — two months after their father stepped down during the popular uprising against him, but were later released before being convicted last summer. Their father remains held in a military hospital. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)  (The Associated Press)

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of the sons of deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak after time served on a corruption conviction.

The Cairo criminal court ordered Gamal, Mubarak's one-time heir apparent, and his brother Alaa, a wealthy businessman, released on Monday after they were sentenced in May to three years' prison each in a corruption case dubbed the "presidential palaces" affair by the Egyptian media.

The two were first detained in April 2011 — two months after their father stepped down during the popular uprising against him, but were later released before being convicted last summer. Their father remains held in a military hospital.