Court orders Mubarak freed
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (AFP/File)
However, the court said Mubarak will be held for 48 hours to give the prosecution a chance to consider whether it will appeal the decision to release him or not.
A judicial source told Ahram Online that the proscution will probably not appeal the release order.
A team of judges from the Northern Cairo misdemeanour court arrived earlier on Wednesday to Tora Prison, where Mubarak is detained in hospital, to look into the appeal.
Mubarak, who has been on trial since August 2011, has now received release orders in all the cases in which he is investigated, for spending the maximum time in jail for a defendant pending trial. However, all trials are still ongoing.
On Wednesday, he was released pending investigations in a corruption case in which he is accused of illegally receiving millions of pounds worth of gifts from state-run publisher Al-Ahram.
Mubarak has recently reimbursed money equivalent to the value of the gifts to the state, which raised the possibility of him being released.
On Monday, he was released pending trial in one of the corruption charges he faces, drawing him closer to release as the number of charges decreases.
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