House arrest for Mubarak

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HOSNI MUBARAK. An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV shows ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak gesturing behind bars during a hearing in his retrial at the police academy in Cairo on July 6, 2013. While Mubarak has been granted conditional release in one of the corruption cases against him, an additional corruption case kept him in custody until August 21, 2013. Photo by AFP/Egyptian TV

Egyptian former president Hosni Mubarak was ordered placed under house arrest by the military on Wednesday, August 21. He was set for conditional release in mid-trial on murder and corruption charges. The 85-year-old former leader still faces charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during an uprising that ousted him in 2011. State TV was quoted in reports as saying, β€œIn the context of the emergency law, the deputy military commander issued an order that Hosni Mubarak should be put under house arrest.” If and when his release happens, analysts said, it would indicate the military is rolling back changes that stemmed from the 2011 uprising, the BBC said.

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