Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak to walk free

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New York [U.S.], Mar. 14 (ANI): Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is currently in custody over a corruption case, is set to be freed soon. Mubarak's lawyer Farid al-Deeb has said that Mubarak will be released within the next few days, as he will leave the military hospital where he is being held and go to his house in an upscale Cairo neighborhood. Mubarak has had heart problems and stomach cancer since leaving office, sometimes appearing in the courtroom on a stretcher, reports CNN. On March 2, Mubarak was acquitted on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising as Egypt's Court of Cassation upheld an earlier verdict, making the acquittal final, however, Mubarak and his sons were then convicted of corruption. On Monday, Attorney General of the East Cairo prosecution Ibrahim Saleh, accepted Mubarak's request to include time spent in prison pending trial as part of his sentence in the corruption case. Mubarak was accused of killing hundreds of people during the 2011 protests that ended his 30-year rule, sweeping away the final legal hurdle to Mubarak's release from detention. Amnesty International said at least 840 people were killed and more than 6,000 injured during the 18 days of street protests in Egypt.(ANI)