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.