News Brief 8/21/2013, Elul 15, 5773
Egypt: Court Orders Release of Former President Mubarak
An Egyptian court has ordered the release of the country's former president Hosni Mubarak.
Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising in 2011, and was eventually tried and sentenced to life in jail for his role in the killing of protesters during the uprising against his rule.
That ruling was overturned on appeal, and the 85 year-old Mubarak is now awaiting a retrial.