Egypt orders Mubarak be placed under house arrest

The Cabinet said that "as part of the state of emergency, the deputy military ruler has ordered Mr. Hosni Mubarak to be put under house arrest.”

Egypt orders Mubarak be placed under house arrest

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt’s Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi -- in his capacity as deputy military ruler -- has ordered toppled President Hosni Mubarak to be put under house arrest.

In a Wednesday statement, the Cabinet said that "as part of the state of emergency, the deputy military ruler has ordered Mr. Hosni Mubarak to be put under house arrest.”

Earlier today, an Egyptian court ordered Mubarak’s release after accepting his appeal against charges that he had received millions of Egyptian pounds worth of "gifts" from flagship state daily Al-Ahram while in office.

It was the last case for which Mubarak had been remanded in custody.

On Monday, the former leader was acquitted of embezzlement charges in connection with his alleged use of public funds to renovate private villas.

The former leader -- along with his two sons, former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six of the latter's aides -- is also being retried on charges of complicity in the killing of unarmed protesters during the 2011 revolution that ended his 30-year rule.

Mubarak was ousted in early 2011 after having ruled the country since the 1981 assassination of President Anwar Sadat.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ağustos 2013, 09:35
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