Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released: lawyer

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 13, 2017 9:57 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown as president of Egypt in an uprising in 2011, will be released from detention in a military hospital, the public prosecutor ruled on Monday, his lawyers and judicial sources said.

"He will go to his home in Heliopolis," Mubarak's lawyer Farid El Deeb told Reuters. Asked if Mubarak would go home on Monday, he said: "No but tomorrow or after tomorrow."

(Reporting by Haitham Ahmed and Lin Noueihed; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)