Mubarak wins petition but will stay detained
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled out of an ambulance following a hearing in Cairo on Saturday.
April 15th, 2013
08:26 AM ET

Mubarak wins petition but will stay detained

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will remain behind bars, even though he won an appeal in which he asked to be released while awaiting a retrial, Egyptian state-run media said Monday.

An appeals court granted his appeal Monday, technically freeing him in the case involving the killing of nonviolent protesters during the 2011 uprising that brought him down. But that action was made moot when the court also ordered that he remain detained in connection with newer corruption charges that were added to the older allegations, state media said.

State media confirmed the court's orders Monday afternoon, after conflicting reports from state media and the country's Information Ministry about whether the orders were made.


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  1. s kel

    looks like hes sleeping all day. He dont wannna go anywhere. Let him sleep. Lol

    April 15, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    good idea.

    April 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gene Brady

    He looks embalmed.

    April 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kristin

    Shame that he was overthrown. Now Egypt is a hot mess and Israel is scurred.

    April 20, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. marlene

    Mubarak is quite ill and yes he was ousted but it took 30 years for the Egyptian to bring him down not unlike Morsi whom after a year is now being drag down to be remove in the presidential palace

    July 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |