Mubarak freed from detention

imgEgypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.
Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court finally acquitted him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 revolt that ousted him.
“Yes,” his lawyer Farid al-Deeb told AFP when asked if Mubarak had left the hospital on Friday.
Mubarak was accused of inciting the deaths of protesters during the 18-day revolt, in which about 850 people were killed as police clashed with demonstrators.
He was sentenced to life in 2012 in the case, but an appeals court ordered a retrial which dismissed the charges two years later.
Egypt’s top appeals court on March 2 acquitted him of involvement in the killings.
In January 2016, the appeals court upheld a three-year prison sentence for Mubarak and his two sons on corruption charges.

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