Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak released

Indo Asian News Service

Cairo, March 24 (IANS) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was set free on Friday and left the military hospital where he had spent most of the last six years since the revolution that ousted him, according to his lawyer.

Advocate Farid el-Dib told Efe news the former leader left Maadi hospital on Friday early morning and returned to his home in Cairo.

In May 2014, Mubarak was sentenced to three years in jail after he was found guilty of appropriating millions of Egyptian pounds which had been allocated to the presidential palaces.

Mubarak, 89, spent his entire detention period at a military hospital in Cairo.

On March 2, an Egyptian upper court issued a final verdict affirming Mubarak's acquittal of charges of the murder of protestors demonstrating in the 2011 uprising which ended his 30-year rule.

Mubarak was previously acquitted of similar charges in 2015, however, the prosecution later appealed the verdict.

--IANS

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