An Egyptian prosecutor has allowed for former dictator Hosni Mubarak to be released from detention after an appeals court acquitted him of involvement in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 revolution.
Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown as president of Egypt in a popular uprising in 2011, will be released from detention in a military hospital, the public prosecutor ruled on Monday, his lawyers and judicial sources said.
An Egyptian court began a retrial Saturday of former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons for allegedly diverting public funds earmarked for the renovation of presidential palaces to upgrade family properties.
Egypt’s former interior minister under deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak, who has spent four years behind bars, is set free after a Cairo criminal court recently cleared him of several charges, including a number of corruption cases.
Egyptian protesters have thronged in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square to condemn a court’s decision to dismiss a murder charge against ousted president, Hosni Mubarak, over the killing of hundreds of demonstrators during the 2011 uprising.
An Egyptian court has dismissed a murder charge against ousted President Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his decades-long rule.