Egyptian Court Reviews Petition For Mubarak Release

There are indications that Egyptian authorities may soon free former leader Hosni

Mubarak, who has spent more than two years in custody following the 2011 popular

revolt that drove him from power.

This is coming on the heels of an Egyptian court decision to review on Wednesday a

petition for the release of deposed President Hosni Mubarak filed by his lawyer.

Sources revealed that the court would convene at the Cairo prison where Mubarak is

being held.

If the court upholds the petition, Mubarak will be released as there are no further

legal grounds for his detention, though he is being retried on charges of ordering the

killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising, judicial sources say.

Hosni was held over charges that he and his sons stole public money for presidential


The former president’s lawyer said he expected Mubarak would be released by the

end of the week.

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