Mubarak flown from prison to hospital
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was flown from prison to a nearby hospital on Thursday, officials said, after judicial authorities ordered his release from jail
A medical helicopter was seen departing from Tora prison on the southern outskirts of Cairo. It landed minutes later at a military hospital in the nearby suburb of Maadi.
The former president, who had been ousted in a popular revolt in 2011, was arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including embezzling funds and ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising.But with the cases dragging on for years, and a friendly military regime taking over from the Muslim Brotherhood presidency that eventually replaced him, Mubarak’s outlook took a sudden turn for the better.
On Tuesday, a Cairo court ordered that he be released from pretrial detention pending the start of a new case against him. The military-backed government announced on Wednesday night that Mubarak would be held under house arrest. He also remains on a no-fly list, and his bank accounts are still frozen.