Egypt's Court of Cassation overturned Sunday the 12-year imprisonment sentence against former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli over money-laundering and profiteering charges, state-run news agency MENA reported.
The court also decided to retry him on the same case before another criminal court, apart from the original one that convicted him and sentenced him to prison.
Adli, who served as interior minister under ex-President Hosni Mubarak for 14 years, was sentenced in June 2012 to life imprisonment along with Mubarak over charges of ordering killing protesters, but early March, Cairo Appeals Court accepted their appeals and decided to retry them on April 13.
Many of Mubarak's former aides have either been acquitted or temporarily released over different charges.
(...)Top figures of former administration, including Mubarak himself, were arrested over different charges in the wake of the unrest that started in early 2011.