Former Egyptian Autocrat Released from 6-Year Detention
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Egyptian prosecutor Ibrahim Saleh acquitted the Egyptian autocrat on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising and ended his nearly six years of legal proceedings.
Egypt's Court of Cassation, the highest court for criminal litigation in Egypt, upheld an earlier verdict, making the acquittal final.
The 88-Year-old Mubarak who ruled Egypt for some three decades and was toppled in 2011, was prosecuted on a variety of charges, including corruption and murder, but almost all the cases eventually foundered. His only standing conviction is for his role in embezzling state funds to redecorate his family’s lavish residences.
However, Egypt's the attorney general of the East Cairo prosecution accepted Mubarak's request to include time spent in prison pending trial as part of his sentence in the corruption case, Egypt's official news agency reported.
State media quoted judicial sources saying there are no more pending court cases against Mubarak. Egyptian media is reporting, citing Mubarak's lawyer Farid al-Deeb, that Mubarak will be released within the next few days. The lawyer said Mubarak will leave the military hospital where he is being held and go to his house in an upscale Cairo neighborhood.