Monday, August 19, 2013

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak 'To be 'Freed' this Week"

Bee's note:  Good morning America!  What a difference a day makes!  As Egypt's military vows to crush violence, news is breaking this morning that Egypt's former President Mubarak could be released within the next 24-48 hours, whereas other reports say within the next two weeks.


Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released from jail this week, lawyer says

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will be released from jail in the next 48 hours after a prosecutor cleared him of a corruption charge, his lawyer Fareed El-Deeb told Reuters.

Judicial authorities reportedly ordered Mubarak released in one of the remaining corruption cases against him.

According to Deeb, the only legal grounds for the ousted president's detention rest on one other corruption case which is slated to be cleared up this week. 
Mubarak still faces a retrial on charges of complicity in the murder of protesters in 2011, Reuters reported. 

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Other links relating to Mubarak:
With Egypt in chaos, Mubarak misses court session

Egypt Crisis: Ousted President Hosni Mubarak 'to be Freed this Week'