Egyptian court could free Mubarak as crisis deepens

by Blogburger on August 21, 2013

CAIRO (Reuters) – Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak could be freed from jail after a court reviews his case on Wednesday, potentially stirring further unrest in a country where army-backed authorities are hunting down his Muslim Brotherhood enemies. The court will convene at the Cairo prison where Mubarak is being held, judicial sources said, and review a petition from his lawyer demanding that the leader overthrown during the 2011 uprisings that swept the Arab world be freed. If the court upholds the petition, there would remain no legal grounds for Mubarak’s continued detention, though he is being retried on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters in 2011. At 85, Mubarak… – International English News

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