Farid al-Deeb, the lawyer representing the brothers, told the agency they "were free to leave prison after the court order because they had served the maximum pretrial detention period," and said that former President Hosni Mubarak, who is currently staying in a military hospital, was similarly set to be freed but that his release had not been ordered.
Mubarak, 86, and his sons Alaa, 53, and Gamal, 51, were convicted in May 2014 of the embezzlement of millions of dollars of public funds intended for the maintenance of presidential palaces, and instead allegedly used to renovate family properties. The ousted president was sentenced to three years in prison, and his sons to four years each, as well as being fined 21.1 million Egyptian pounds ($2.9 million) and ordered to repay 125 million Egyptian pounds ($17.6 million) to the state treasury.
Earlier this month, the court of appeal in Cairo ordered a retrial on the corruption charges after ruling that the conviction for embezzlement, the last remaining legal process against Hosni Mubarak, was unsafe. The AFP reports that although no order has yet been given for the former president's release from hospital in the capital, a police official said that the Cairo prison holding the brothers had received notice to free the pair.