Egypt's Hosni Mubarak walks free after six years

Published: March 24, 2017
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Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak looks towards his supporters outside the area where he is hospitalized during the celebrations of the 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, at Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt October 6, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak looks towards his supporters outside the area where he is hospitalized during the celebrations of the 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, at Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt October 6, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO: Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention, his lawyer said.

He left the Maadi Military Hospital in Cairo where he had been detained, heading to his home in Heliopolis.

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“Yes, he is now in his home in Heliopolis,” Mubarak’s lawyer, Farid El Deeb told Reuters when asked if Mubarak had left the hospital.

Heliopolis is an upscale neighbourhood where the main presidential palace from which Mubarak once governed is located.

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The 88-year-old was cleared of the final murder charges against him this month, after facing trial in a litany of cases ranging from corruption to the killing of protesters whose 18-day revolt stunned the world and ended his 30-year rule.

Mubarak was initially arrested in April 2011, two months after leaving office, and has since been held in prison and in military hospitals under heavy guard.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Sam K
    Mar 25, 2017 - 12:41AM

    i dont know about him much, nor do i know what egyptians/world think of him. Give this guy a credit for bringing up the quality of squah in egypt, egypt is rocking the world with its suqsh, only behind australia and pakistan by number. but soon to thrash those numbers as wellRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Mar 25, 2017 - 8:06AM

    Count on his back and other health problems miraculously disappearing now.Recommend

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