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Ousted Egyptian President Mubarak to be released from prison

Jennifer Espana, Staff Writer

Hosni Mubarak, the former president of Egypt who was overthrown in 2011 due to an uprising formed by the people, is set to be released from prison after a six year sentence. Originally sentenced to life in jail, Mubarak’s time was cut short when the jury cleared him of all charges. The court had previously found him guilty of embezzling government funds to renovate his palaces.

This past March 2, Egypt’s court acquitted Mubarak of any involvement in the killings. Mubarak is linked to the murder of 900 civilians that were protesting during the revolution. Mubarak and his two sons were held on corruption charges early January 2016.

Despite being released Mubarak is currently in the hospital after a long history of doctor’s visits and alleged illnesses. In a telephone interview, Ibrahim Saleh, a prosecutor from Cairo, had this to say “As far as I am concerned he was in prison until today, and now he is free.”

Mubarak is currently at the hospital after a long history of doctor’s visits and illness. Many civilians believe his stay in the hospital is more political than an actual punishment.

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