Friday, March 24, 2017

Former Egyptian Leader Hosni Mubarak Is Freed After 6 Years In Detention

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak looks towards his supporters during celebrations of the 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, at Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo, October 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

New York Times: Hosni Mubarak Is Freed, to Dismay of Many in Egypt

CAIRO — Six years after roaring crowds ousted him at the peak of the Arab Spring, former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was freed on Friday from the Cairo hospital where he had been detained, capping a long and largely fruitless effort to hold him accountable for human rights abuses and endemic corruption during his three decades of rule.

Mr. Mubarak, 88, was taken from the Maadi Military Hospital in southern Cairo, where he had been living under guard in a room with a view of the Nile, to his mansion in the upmarket suburb of Heliopolis.

“He went home at 8:30 this morning,” his longtime lawyer, Farid el-Deeb, who has stewarded Mr. Mubarak through a tangled cluster of prosecutions since 2011, said by telephone. “I don’t have further details, but he is home and all is well now.”

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Egypt's Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention -- BBC
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Mubarak, Egypt's toppled Pharaoh, is free after final charges dropped -- Reuters
Hosni Mubarak: Egypt's toppled dictator freed after six years in custody -- The Guardian
Six years after his overthrow, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak is freed from detention -- Washington Post
Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak freed after 6 years in detention -- CNN
Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak freed after six-year detention -- Euronews

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