News Brief 8/19/2013, Elul 13, 5773
Sources: Mubarak Set to be Released This Week
Hosni Mubarak is likely to be released from prison this week, attorneys for the former Egyptian president said Monday.
Farid a-Dib, Mubarak's chief attorney when he was sentenced to life in prison by a court after he was thrown out of office by the Egyptian Army in 2011. A-Dib said that the new government of Egypt had decided that there was no reason to keep Mubarak in prison after he was cleared of corruption charges.
The New York Times on Monday quoted Egyptian security sources as confirming the story. It is not clear where the 85 year old Mubarak will go when he is released.