Hosni Mubarak was released after six years of imprisonment


The former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak was released from detention, Reuters reported, citing his lawyer Farid al-Deeb.

He said that Mubarak left the military hospital Maadi, where he was kept in detention since June 2012, and headed to his house in Heliopolis, said the newspaper Al Masry Al Youm.

“The former President already had Breakfast at home in the area IFSW El Gedida in the company of his relatives and a few close friends,” — leads edition the words of the lawyer.

The lawyer also said that Mubarak, for the first time in many years of investigation and remand in custody freely took a walk around the house, accompanied by relatives.

Hosni Mubarak was President of Egypt for 30 years, from 1981 to 2011, while the events of the so-called “Arab spring” forced him to transfer presidential powers to the Supreme Council of the Armed forces.

After the resignation in early February of 2011 he was placed under house arrest, and in April of the same year, was taken into custody. Mubarak was accused of involvement in the deaths of 239 demonstrators in January 2011, as well as corruption. The former President also accused that he and his Minister of the interior had provided transport and weapons that were used in the clashes between police and protesters. Mubarak denied all the charges.

In June 2012, the court sentenced him to life imprisonment in Tora prison, however from-for sharp deterioration of state of health of 84-year-old former President, who suffered a heart attack on the day of arrival at the prison, was transferred to the military hospital Maadi, where he was detained until today.

The court of appeal of Egypt in March 2017 acquitted former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in his final decision. Mubarak was accused of involvement in the murder of protesters during the protests in 2011.

In addition to the charges of involvement in the deaths of demonstrators, in may 2014, the court found Mubarak guilty of corruption. Mubarak and his sons were accused of embezzling about $17 million allocated for reconstruction of the presidential Palace. Mubarak was sentenced to three years in prison, sons received four years.

In January 2016, an Egyptian court upheld three years Mubarak and his sons. However, after his acquittal in the case of the deaths of demonstrators, the Prosecutor’s office of Egypt agreed to release him from custody as he had served the entire outstanding due to cases of corruption period, while waiting for the appeals court decision.

Earlier, on March 21, the news Agency Youm7, citing sources close to the family of Mubarak, has spread the message that ex-Egyptian President left the military hospital Maadi and returned to his home in the district IFSW al-Jadida, however, the lawyer of ex-President of Egypt, Farid al-Deeb denied this information. Then he noted that the exact date of discharge Mubarak from the hospital is unknown.

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