Ousted Egyptian Leader Mubarak Freed from Jail

Mubarak was the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region and was accused of inciting the deaths of protesters

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Ousted former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance at Maadi Military Hospital, where he is hospitalized, after an ambulance helicopter landed from the Cairo Police Academy--turned--court, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Egypt's top appeals court found Mubarak innocent of complicity in the killings of protesters during 2011 Egyptian uprising. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil), VOA

Egypt, March 25: Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is a free man after being detained in prisons and hospitals for six years, following the Arab Spring uprising in 2011.

He left a military hospital Friday.

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Mubarak was the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region. He was accused of inciting the deaths of protesters in the 18-day revolt.

He also faced a number of other charges that eventually were dismissed

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Earlier this month, he was cleared of the murder charges.

Mubarak’s lawyer confirmed that the former leader is now ensconced at home in the upscale Heliopolis neighborhood.

(VOA)

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