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Ousted Egyptian Ex-President Mubarak to be Released from Prison


Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, ousted in the wake of the Arab Spring protests in 2011, has been ordered to be released from prison. After multiple appeals to his 2012 conviction on multiple varying counts, including conspiring to murder 239 demonstrators during the protests, Mubarak was finally acquitted of the charges against him on March 2.

According to Reuters, “He will go to his home in Heliopolis,” Farid El Deeb, Mubarak’s lawyer, said, adding that the aging former president would likely be released Tuesday or soon after.

Many on Twitter saw this as the “final nail in the coffin” for the Arab Spring protests. Others were even more upset that he plans to stay in Cairo.

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