Egypt's state prosecutor, killed in a bomb blast on Monday, oversaw the highest number of political detentions in the country's modern history.
An Egyptian court Tuesday postponed its final ruling on ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to death along with dozens more over a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.
Sameh Fahmy, held on charges of having cost Egypt over $714m in revenue losses,is acquitted in the latest in a series of acquittals of Mubarak-era figures.
Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading figure in the 2011 revolution, and 19 other activists have been handed prison sentences after being found guilty of calling for demonstrations against military trials for civilians.
Further arguments supporting Mohamed Morsi and 14 others will be heard on 9 December, after evidence was presented in defence of his former deputy chief of staff.
Perhaps a sign of the changing times in Egypt, the acquittal of former president Hosni Mubarak for the murder of protesters during his rule was met by cheers in the Egyptian court room.