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Egypt’s former leader Hosni Mubarak, who has been held in detention since April 2011, has been released from jail and taken to a military hospital in Cairo where he will be placed under house arrest.
A helicopter landed outside of Tora prison in Cairo Thursday afternoon to pick up Mubarak, state TV reported. Dozens of his supporters had gathered before his release. Read more here.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, ousted from power in 2011, was ordered released from prison Wednesday, according to reports, although it was not immediately clear if he would be set free.
The release of the once-detested dictator, who ruled Egypt for three decades, would be yet another twist in the nation’s political transition as Islamists who rose to power after Mubarak’s overthrow are being crushed and the country witnesses signs of a return to the old order. Read more here.
Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president who was ousted from power in February 2011, could soon be released from detention after being cleared of corruption charges, according to his lawyer and judicial officials.
“All we have left is a simple administrative procedure that should take no more than 48 hours. He should be freed by the end of the week,” Mubarak’s lawyer Fareed El-Deeb told Reuters.
It was delayed because the trial judge recused himself, resulting in a near-riot in the courtroom and demonstrations outside. But now, a date’s been set for the retrial of former Egyptian President Mubarak. It’ll begin on May 11.