Egyptian court orders release of Mubarak

An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered a Cairo prison to release deposed President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian court orders release of Mubarak

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's toppled President Hosni Mubarak has been admitted to the Cairo's Maadi Military Hospital where he would be held under house arrest.

A military helicopter had landed inside Tora prison complex earlier on Thursday ahead of the anticipated release of Mubarak, who was swept from power by a popular revolution in 2011.

This came after the Public Prosecution has officially notified the Interior Ministry's Prison Authority there were no orders for the detention of Mubarak now that a court had ordered his release.

On Wednesday, 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 state-owned daily Al-Ahram while in office.

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

The deputy military commander -- the titled held by Prime Minister Hazem al-Biblawi under the declared state of emergency -- has ordered Mubarak to be placed under house arrest.

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

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ağustos 2013, 17:36