Mubarak Gets Out of Jail

The deposed ruler is now under house arrest instead

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Amr Nabil / AP

Egyptian medics escort former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 85, into an ambulance after he was flown by a helicopter ambulance to the Maadi Military Hospital from Torah prison in, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was released from prison and placed under house arrest Thursday, more than two years after he was deposed during the Arab Spring uprisings.

A court had ordered Wednesday that Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years, be released while he awaits a retrial against him for complicity in the killing of protesters during the protests against him. Video footage Thursday showed the ailing 85-year-old being transported by helicopter to a military hospital.

Mubarak’s release comes amid ongoing violence and political turmoil since the ouster of Mubarak’s successor, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, earlier this summer.

[AP]

52 comments
Judith
Judith

Mubarak released from prison a few days ago.  Sounds like someone needs help!

Dee Muh
Dee Muh

u r very correct Bilkissou,each African nation should learn out of this,changing z not always the solution.

Wondmagegn Yaikob
Wondmagegn Yaikob

Those innocent egyptian peoples should stop giving a support for muslim brotherhood,because they aren't fighting for democracy and for the right of muslims,they are working for ILLUMINATTIES(secret societies)

Gregory Ikhalo
Gregory Ikhalo

the present pathetic political situation in Egypt confers sainthood on Hosni Mubarak.The Muslim Brotherhood and their political leaders were presented a golden opportunity to correct the wrongs of the past but they blew it

Greg Mazur
Greg Mazur

Egypt was far better off w/ Mubarak.. Morsi & his barbarian brotherhood followers were deceptive on their promises made to" ALL" citizens of Egypt..

Bilkissou Bassoro
Bilkissou Bassoro

Honestly Egypt was far better in all aspect of life under MUBARAK regime than the past two years and presently.

Abdi Adan
Abdi Adan

for an old man thats fine. West democracy is impractical n hypocrisy. giv power bk to pple or hold fresh elections. Whomever egyptians support i pray u get calm inshala.

Ahmed Hussain
Ahmed Hussain

no revolution no freedom we are going back .....anti coup

Sherine Ahmed
Sherine Ahmed

Anybody talks about murder has to see it on a proper way. Muslim brotherhood are terrorists and they terrefy the Egyptian people. They did lots of bad things against the country and people. No more Muslim brotherhood in Egypt we will clean the country from the devil people.

Karim Horus
Karim Horus

@David Browne... Egyptian forces are defending themselves and people of Egypt from that terrorist faction who are trying to kill thm you bloody idiot!

David Browne
David Browne

maybe a non muslim and non western country like Japan or China should help mediate.

David Browne
David Browne

i may not support the muslim brotherhood but i do not support killing them either. I do not and cannot support murder on either side.

Peter Chinthuli
Peter Chinthuli

You will possibly need intervention by the time you all are perished!

Peter Chinthuli
Peter Chinthuli

That Egypt is one site of ancient civilization, is in the books; that Egyptians now are a bunch of confused folks, is seen by us all!

Murad Hossain Saivi
Murad Hossain Saivi

@sherine we khow who are the terrorist & murderer. Also saw the supporters of terrorist & murderer. Almighty give us Eyes to see, Ears to hear... You are sick & you need treatment..

Raymond Consing
Raymond Consing

The current ruling millitary regime probably owed him major favors.

Diana Santos Garcia
Diana Santos Garcia

Stockholm syndrome, or capture–bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.

Diana Santos Garcia
Diana Santos Garcia

you been oppressed so long that you no longer can distinguish whats good and bad i believe is called Stockholm syndrome

Richard Odongo
Richard Odongo

In Kenya, a pair indicted at the ICC with crimes against humanity rigged their way into power, world leaders have more or less accepted them. Robert Mugabe the same. It's amazing how this world works.

Raouf Bukhari
Raouf Bukhari

this learned man sees nothing wrong with the present state of anarchy and massacre...

Adrian Jawort
Adrian Jawort

No westerner supports the Muslim Brotherhood. We don't take kindly to surpression of a free press, however. Simply reporting news is not "support."

Ahmed Bahaa
Ahmed Bahaa

@sonja at : you talk as if you have a clue, yes he is, we are living in hell as a result of his bad management of our country for 3 decades. the Churchs burning is a tool used to be done by one of his previous minsters multiple times before to cause a chaos.

Sherine Ahmed
Sherine Ahmed

Muslim brotherhood are the worst we ever met in all Egypt and anyone can't know them unless leaving with them and seeing how they are doing. They are liers , guilty. Anyone defense of Muslims brotherhood is similar to them. Don't interfere in our internal affair. Stop supporting them.

Abdelgeni Nasir
Abdelgeni Nasir

husni is now in jail but his son CC until killed the people no challenge in egipt

Diana Santos Garcia
Diana Santos Garcia

lol hay sonja MUbarak has rule the country for 30 years i am talking about the crimes u dont know he commuted under his time in office so you go back and educated your self better before u answer a post

Nzubechukwu Ezeiru
Nzubechukwu Ezeiru

Egyptians never knew what they had, he's still the best man for Egypt!

Martin Monareng
Martin Monareng

Now let Morsi also be releeased , form a Government of National Unity j Let bygone be bygones . Let Mubarak take over the reins again , and Morsi his Vice . That format worked wonders down here in South Africa

Martita FloSo
Martita FloSo

Release Morsi the democratically chosen president to finish his term thats what a true democracy is about, and stop the killing of the innocent people!

Sherine Ahmed
Sherine Ahmed

Thanks for KSA king & people for their supporting our loved country Egypt.

Kuwar Akhand
Kuwar Akhand

yahi pehle karte ,toh bahut logo ki jaan bach jaati

Sonja AT
Sonja AT

how is he a criminal? get your facts straight. The church burbnings are not done by them but by the opposition who couped him in the first place, to make it look like it was them

Maan Al-Baker
Maan Al-Baker

Ever seen the power of Saudi Falcons on their way to free Egypt. We're on the way.

Esra AkayDag
Esra AkayDag

what a shame! elected prisident is in prison and dictator Mubarak is released. John Kerry is right, Army is restoring democracy in Egypt (!!)

David Loftus
David Loftus

I think they were possibly better off under Mubarak.

Sherine Ahmed
Sherine Ahmed

Muslim brotherhood are terrorist and they are doing a lot of crimes against the Egyptian people. Please stop supporting them and don't interfere in our internal affair.

MartitaAintSoSmartita
MartitaAintSoSmartita

Martita it's hard to believe the words of a liar like yourself.  One who lies about everything, actually.  Enjoy Farmer's Ranch. LOL!  You are a joke.