Egypt court orders release of Hosni Mubarak

Source> Dawn. Com

CAIRO: An Egyptian court ordered Wednesday the release of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, but it is not yet clear if the ailing ex-leader will walk free after over two years in detention, officials said.

Prosecutors may appeal the order, which comes following a hearing on charges against Mubarak of accepting gifts from a state-owned newspaper, the last case that has kept him in detention.

It is not known if they will file an appeal.

The possibility of Mubarak going free is likely to fuel the unrest already roiling the country after the autocratic leader’s successor, President Mohammed Morsi, was removed in a military coupenter link description here last month.

Top prison official Mostafa Baz told the private CBC TV station that his offices will ask the prosecutors Thursday if Mubarak is wanted in other cases. If not, he would be set free.

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