Ex-Egypt president leaves prison

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HOSNI MUBARAK. An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV shows the ousted Egyptian president gesturing behind bars during a hearing in his retrial at the police academy in Cairo. Photo by AFP/Egyptian TV

 

Egypt’s state prosecutor clears ousted leader Hosni Mubarak for conditional release from prison while he stands trial. The prosecutor’s office says 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 85-year-old former leader was convicted last year of corruption and complicity in the murder of protesters during the uprising that forced him to resign in early 2011.


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