Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to Be Released: Lawyer

Justin Greene
March 14, 2017

Mr Saleh said the verdict cleared the way Mubarak to be released since he had already served a three-year sentence for embezzling state funds while in detention in connection to the protesters' case.

"He can go home now when the doctors decide he is able to", Farid al-Deeb said, adding that Mubarak is banned from leaving the country pending an ongoing graft investigation.

Ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for almost three decades, was released from detention Monday after he was cleared of ordering the killing of peaceful protesters in 2011, Egypt's official news agency said. He was accused of inciting the deaths of protestors during the 18-revolt that ended his 30-year rule.

An appeals court upheld the sentence in January past year but took into account time already served.

In January 2016, the appeals court upheld a three-year prison sentence for Mubarak and his two sons on corruption charges.

Amid public anger, prosecutors had levelled various charges against Mubarak following his February 2011 resignation.

Mubarak's acquittal means that most charges brought against former Mubarak regime members have been dismissed.

Hundreds of people were killed when security forces clashed with protesters in the weeks before Mubarak was forced from power.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will be free soon, according to Egypt's official news agency al-Ahram.

Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein has been detained in Egypt for more than 83 days.

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