An Egyptian Court ordered former president Hosni Mubarak released from prison on Wednesday.
USA Today reported:
An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted from power in 2011, released from prison.
Reuters reports that prosecutors, who had 48 hours in which to challenge the order, will not contest the decision, setting the stage for him to be freed as early as Thursday. He would be on house arrest after release, according to Egypt state television.
The release of the once-detested dictator, who ruled Egypt for three decades, would be yet another twist in the nation’s political transition as Islamists who rose to power after Mubarak’s overthrow are being crushed and the country witnesses signs of a return to the old order.
Egyptian officials confirmed the news of the court’s decision to Reuters and the Associated Press.
But here is the rest of the story.
Most of Mubarak’s release orders were issued during Morsi’s reign.
— Menna منّة (@TheMiinz) August 21, 2013
Egypt’s Rebel campaign blamed Morsi for Mubarak’s release order.