21-09-2021 07:24 AM Jerusalem Timing

Egypt’s Mubarak Could Get Early Release

Egypt’s Mubarak Could Get Early Release

Egypt’s jailed ex-president Hosni Mubarak could be released early after having served two-thirds of a corruption sentence and seeing murder charges dropped, his lawyer said on Sunday.

MubarakEgypt's jailed ex-president Hosni Mubarak could be released early after having served two-thirds of a corruption sentence and seeing murder charges dropped, his lawyer said on Sunday.

An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed the murder charge against Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during the country's 2011 uprising.

Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for three decades until being driven from office, was also acquitted of a corruption charge but was expected to stay in jail on a three-year sentence in a separate graft case.

But his lawyer, Farid al-Deeb, told AFP that 86-year-old Mubarak could benefit from early release from the military hospital where he is being held.