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Egypt court orders Hosni Mubarak freed

Posted on August 21 2013 by secret santa


"An Egyptian court has ordered the release on bail of former President Hosni Mubarak in a corruption case. Reports from Cairo suggest he may be freed from prison on Thursday and state prosecutors say there can be no appeal. The 85-year-old still faces charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the uprising that forced him from power in 2011. He was sentenced to life in jail last year, but a retrial was later ordered after his appeal was upheld. That retrial opened in May but Mr Mubarak has now served the maximum amount of pre-trial detention permitted in the case."

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