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August 22, 2013

Mubarak released

Topics: Egypt

Mubarak.jpgDeposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail after being held almost constantly since the day he was removed from power in February 2011:

[...] CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was released from prison Thursday and transported to a military hospital in a Cairo suburb where he will be held under house arrest, according to state TV.

Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi had ordered that Mubarak be put under house arrest as part of the emergency measures imposed this month after a wave of violence sparked by the ouster of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, who had succeeded Mubarak as Egypt's first freely elected President.

Thursday's move followed a court decision ordering Mubarak's release in relation to charges of receiving gifts from a state-owned newspaper.

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Although Mubarak's release is 'temporary' with other charges yet to be resolved, look for this to infuriate the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist supporters. Tomorrow's Friday, and you know what that means - 'prayer' day is usually 'rage' day.

Posted by Hyscience at August 22, 2013 11:25 AM



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