Mubarak cleared for release

2013-08-22 15:15
Hosni Mubarak (Picture: AFP)

Hosni Mubarak (Picture: AFP)

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House arrest for Egypt's Mubarak

2013-08-22 08:21

Egypt's military has ordered Hosni Mubarak be moved from prison and placed under house arrest.The former president has been told he can prepare for future court appearances from home. Watch.WATCH

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor on Thursday cleared ousted leader Hosni Mubarak for conditional release from prison while he stands trial, judicial sources said.

The prosecutor's office informed prison authorities Mubarak could be released after judges ruled he could no longer be imprisoned during his retrial on corruption and murder charges.

He will be placed under house arrest on leaving prison.

The decision, made after determining Mubarak was not wanted on any charges other than the ones he is standing trial for, means he could be released later on Thursday.

Mubarak was convicted last year of corruption and complicity in the murder of protesters during the uprising that forced him to resign in early 2011.

An appeals court ordered a retrial on technicalities.

His lawyer had contested his detention, arguing that the maximum period for pre-verdict detentions had expired, and Mubarak had paid back the money involved in one of the cases.

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