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Egypt court orders Hosni Mubarak freed

21 August 2013 Last updated at 15:32 BST

An Egyptian court has ordered the release on bail of former President Hosni Mubarak in a corruption case.

Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in jail last year, but a retrial was later ordered after his appeal was upheld.

Reports from Cairo suggest he may be freed from prison on Thursday, but the prosecution may still appeal.

Bethany Bell reports.

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