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August 19, 2013
breakingnews:

Report: Egypt’s Mubarak to be released


Reuters: Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail in the next 48 hours after a prosecutor cleared him in a corruption case, his lawyer Fareed El-Deeb told Reuters on Monday.
"All we have left is a simple administrative procedure that should take no more than 48 hours. He should be freed by the end of the week," Deeb said.
Photo: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a cage in a courtroom at the police academy in Cairo April 13, 2013. (REUTERS/Stringer) 
 

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breakingnews:

Report: Egypt’s Mubarak to be released

Reuters: Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail in the next 48 hours after a prosecutor cleared him in a corruption case, his lawyer Fareed El-Deeb told Reuters on Monday.

"All we have left is a simple administrative procedure that should take no more than 48 hours. He should be freed by the end of the week," Deeb said.

Photo: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a cage in a courtroom at the police academy in Cairo April 13, 2013. (REUTERS/Stringer)

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8:02 // 8 months ago
June 20, 2012
10:01 // 1 year ago
June 19, 2012
17:54 // 1 year ago
June 12, 2012
'Help me Farid,' [Mubarak] said in a very faint voice. He said: 'I'm uncomfortable and I don't feel safe. I feel they are ordered to kill me.'
Farid el-Deeb, the lawyer for former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak • Discussing the fears that his client, the former dictator of Egypt now serving an effective life sentence, has in dealing with the doctors at a prison hospital. Mubarak has suffered from high blood pressure, breathing issues, and depression, and yesterday had to twice be defibrillated when doctors couldn’t find his pulse — el-Deeb paints a picture in which Mubarak, faced with new doctors he doesn’t recognize, fears he’ll be killed. The very fact that Mubarak is at a prison hospital is a contentious matter, as many still incensed by his nearly thirty year reign have called for him to be held in a customary prison, but doctors have concluded his health won’t permit it. source (viafollow)
18:57 // 1 year ago
January 25, 2012

Sights and sounds on the ground: Egyptians packed into Tahrir Square today in celebration (with some underlying tension, due to the continued rule of the Military Council) of the anniversary of protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak’s reign. That there are complex and treacherous political problems facing the nation going forward is undeniable, but there’s no shame in taking a moment to look back at just how much Egypt has changed in one year. source

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14:45 // 2 years ago
January 5, 2012
reuters:

Prosecutor seeks death for Egypt’s Mubarak 

But then again, it’s not like he’s got a strong handle on life these days.

reuters:

Prosecutor seeks death for Egypt’s Mubarak 

But then again, it’s not like he’s got a strong handle on life these days.

(via joshsternberg)

12:07 // 2 years ago
August 3, 2011
Hosni Mubarak trial begins on not exactly the best of terms
You’re seeing correctly. That is former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, in a cage. He’s actually standing trial from a cage, and he’s in a hospital bed. His trial started today, and it’s surprising a lot of Egyptians, who figured he’d use health problems as an excuse to not show up. Mubarak has denied all of the charges against him. We’ll be careful not to drop a reference to The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” in here. source
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You’re seeing correctly. That is former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, in a cage. He’s actually standing trial from a cage, and he’s in a hospital bed. His trial started today, and it’s surprising a lot of Egyptians, who figured he’d use health problems as an excuse to not show up. Mubarak has denied all of the charges against him. We’ll be careful not to drop a reference to The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” in here. source

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14:25 // 2 years ago
July 13, 2011

How are the protests against the Egyptian military paying off?

  • 669Egyptian police officers linked to Mubarak regime fired source

» Showing off at cleaning house: Going thousands strong, it’s easy enough to see that the Egypt’s ruling military council would want a means of positive P.R. to quell a protest movement (as well as less activist sections of the public) that’s clamoring for purges of Mubarak-connected officials. What effect this decision will actually have in the day-to-day matters of policing within Egypt is too hard to say right now, but that the military is taking any sort of giving posture speaks to the strength and legitimacy of continuing protests in Tahrir Square.

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17:41 // 2 years ago
June 20, 2011

Report: Mubarak is having major health problems

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak might have stomach cancer. It’s not set in stone, but his defense lawyer says that there’s significant evidence that Mubarak, 83, might have the disease. He’s already been in the hospital for heart troubles, as well as surgery to have his gallbladder and part of his pancreas removed. He’s supposed to go on trial August 3 for killing the protesters who forced him to leave office — but his compounding health issues could put a major crimp in that. source

15:17 // 2 years ago
June 1, 2011
9:42 // 2 years ago