Mubarak leaves prison
EGYPT, Cairo : (FILES) A picture taken on June 2, 2012 shows ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sitting inside a cage in a courtroom during his verdict hearing in Cairo. AFP PHOTO/STR
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Egypt's Interior Ministry confirmed Thursday afternoon that deposed President Mubarak has finally left his Cairo jail.
A helicopter landed at the Cairo prison where deposed President Mubarak was beind held to pick him up, Reuters reported.
An Egyptian prosecutor earlier today ordered a Cairo prison to release deposed President Hosni Mubarak, an official said on Thursday.
Written instructions from the prosecutor were sent to Tora prison for Mubarak's release, who was ousted from his Presidency in 2011.
The court said the decision was final and that no appeal would be allowed.
According to the Guardian newspaper, Mubarak is expected to be flown out of Tora prison by helicopter, potentially to a military hospital or other state installation, after which he will be placed under house arrest.
Mr Mubarak was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2012, but a retrial was ordered after his appeal was upheld.
That retrial opened in May but Mr Mubarak has now served the maximum amount of permitted pre-trial detention.
The former President faces charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolution that deposed him.