EU reacts to Mubarak's release positively

European Union (EU) on Friday reacted to the decision on Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak's release from prison "respectfully"

EU reacts to Mubarak's release positively

World Bulletin/News Desk

The European Union (EU) on Friday reacted to the decision to release Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak from prison "with respect."

Sebastien Brabant, Deputy Spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, said in a daily press meeting, "we marked down this decision" in response to a question about Mubarak's release.

"We think that Egypt has been proceeded juridically and we respect that," Brabant added.

Regarding Mubarak regime, White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest had recently said, "I will say that the revolution from 2011 in Egypt is still fresh in the minds of the Egyptian people and there is little desire/evidence on the part of the Egyptian people that they want to turn back the clock to the Mubarak regime".

UN stated Wednesday toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's release was a domestic issue of Egypt.

Deputy spokesperson of UN Secretary General Eduardo del Buey had said a court decision on Mubarak's release was "a domestic affair".

An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered Mubarak’s release after accepting his lawyers' appeal against charges that he had received millions of Egyptian pounds worth of "gifts" from flagship state daily Al-Ahram while in office.

Mubarak left prison Thursday for a military hospital where he will stay under house arrest.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Ağustos 2013, 16:40