Former Egyptian President Mubarak expected to be released this week

Six years after he was convicted of killing protesters in 2011 and about a week after he was acquitted of this charge, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is expected to be released from police custody within the next few days.
Hosni Mubarak Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Egyptian media outlets reported today (Monday) that Egyptian Attorney General Nabil Sadeq has decided to approve the release of Hosni Mubarak. The former Egyptian president’s lawyer said that his client should be released by Wednesday.

The Mubarak affair has lasted almost six years. The attorney general’s decision comes after Mubarak served the sentence he received for the presidential palaces case while he was awaiting the appeals court’s ruling regarding the death of the protesters during the 2011 uprising. Last week, Mubarak was acquitted of the charges in the case by the appeals court.

Overall, Mubarak served about six years in police custody if the time he was detained at a military hospital after his impeachment is considered.

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