Egypt's Hosni Mubarak freed from prison

Key points

  • Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak is released from prison having appealed against his detention
  • He faces charges of killing demonstrators during protests that toppled him in 2011, and corruption
  • A helicopter flew the 85-year-old out of Cairo's Tora prison at around 16:00 (15:00 BST)
  • He is reportedly under house arrest at a military hospital in Cairo. His retrial resumes on Sunday
  • Many see his release as a sign the army is rolling back changes made since he was deposed
  • His lawyers argued he had served the maximum term of pre-trial detention. All times BST

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Last updated 22 August 2013

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