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Hosni Mubarak: Egyptian ex-president freed from six-year detention

Hosni Mubarak: Egyptian ex-president freed from six-year detention

Hosni Mubarak, the ex-president of Egypt, has been freed from detention where he spent the last six years. On Saturday, the 88-year-old man had the first breakfast together with his family.

Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in 2012, the Egyptian court verdict read that dictator Mubarak is guilty of the death of more than 800 protesters in 2011. According to Egyptian Femida, many protesters died at the hands of security forces during the uprising called Arabian spring.

Ex-president Mubarak left a military hospital in Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis. According to the lawyer, Egypt’s top appeals court cleared his client over the deaths of protesters in the 2011 uprising. He had been at Maadi Military Hospital since 2013 when he was transferred there on bail from Torah prison.

Mubarak had been at Maadi Military Hospital since 2013 when he was transferred there on bail from Torah prison. His presidential time started in 1981, after the assassination of a previous leader of a nation, Anwar Sadat.

Hosni Mubarak in 2016

Hosni Mubarak was Egyptian leader over the decades

Mr Mubarak’s release from detention was a very quiet move of the government, so the free press now is trying to understand – why once a political giant’s in the North Africa region release has been met with little fanfare? It is important to remember that Mubarak is a former general, and one of the Arab world’s most well-known leaders over the decades. Mr Mubarak was also ‘dear friend’ of the US, he long kept an iron grip on power, despite claims of corruption and cronyism.

It is important to remember that Mubarak is a former general, and one of the Arab world’s most well-known leaders over the decades. Mr Mubarak was also ‘dear friend’ of the US, he long kept an iron grip on power, despite claims of corruption and cronyism.

Many Egyptians believe that Mubarak was not fully punished for his deeds but he was the first president to go to jail. Had Arabian spring really made the region more wealthy and healthy – this question will be answered later, by the generation to come.