Egypt’s Mubarak ‘to be released in next couple of days’

Egypt’s Mubarak ‘to be released in next couple of days’


An Egyptian prosecutor has approved the release from detention of the country’s former president, Hosni Mubarak.

He’s currently confined to a military hospital in Cairo.

The decision to allow him to leave follows a court ruling earlier this month.

It ordered the dropping of charges that linked Mubarak to the killing of dozens of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his rule.

A lawyer for the ex-president said he would return to his Cairo home in the next day or two.

During his period in detention, Mubarak served a three-year sentence for embezzlement.

Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for almost 30 years until he was swept from power in a wave of mass protests in February 2011.

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