Egypt’s former president, Hosni Mubarak, left prison Thursday for a military hospital where he’ll be under house arrest, state-run media outlet Al-Ahram reported.
A court ordered Mubarak released this week, but Egypt’s military issued a decree to place Mubarak under house arrest while he awaits a retrial on charges of inciting violence against protesters during the 2011 uprising, Egyptian media reported.
The 85-year-old Mubarak had been held since shortly after he was removed from power in 2011. He was convicted last year on charges of inciting violence against protesters during the popular uprising that led to his ouster.
He was sentenced to life in prison but appealed, and a retrial was granted early this year. Wednesday, the court ordered Mubarak’s release because he has been held past the maximum time he can be detained before being convicted.
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