Mubarak Reportedly Will Be Released

    Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a dock at the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo, in this file picture taken April 15, 2013. Mubarak, who was overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail in the next 48 hours after a prosecutor cleared him in a corruption case, his lawyer Fareed El-Deeb told Reuters on August 19, 2013.


    A lawyer for Hosni Mubarak said on Monday that an Egyptian court has ordered the release of the deposed president, who has been jailed since his ouster in 2011. There has been no official confirmation from the military-backed government, and authorities could find other reasons to keep him in jail. It’s unclear how Egyptians will react to Mubarak’s release, especially as the news comes after six days of protests by supporters of President Mohamed Morsi, who was replaced by a military government on July 3. Mubarak, 85, has been charged with ordering police to fire on protesters in the 2011 coup, and he is tied to alleged corruption as well.

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