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Toppled President Hosni Mubarak Walks Free

Toppled President Hosni Mubarak Walks Free

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters outside the area where he is hospitalized during his birthday at Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt May 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egypt’s General Prosecutor ordered the release of former President Hosni Mubarak after his imprisonment period over the Presidential Palaces case, one of the cases he is involved in, has ended.

However, Mubarak’s name is placed on a travel ban list.

Since his ousting during the January 25 revolution in 2011, Mubarak has spent six years in “prison”, staying at a five star hospital.

The release comes after his acquittal from another case on March 2. The Court of Cassation dropped all charges against Mubarak in relation to ordering the killing of protesters during the January 25 revolution.

The charges had related to the deaths of 239 people and injuries of 1,588 across 11 governorates in Egypt.

Mubarak had been sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for the killing of protesters before appealing the sentence.

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Aya Nader is an independent journalist based in Egypt, published in Open Democracy, Daily News Egypt, The National, and Al-Monitor, among others. She is an MA candidate in International Relations at the American University in Cairo.

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