August 19, 2013


Egyptian Court Is Said to Order That Mubarak Be Released

"A court in Egypt has ordered that former President Hosni Mubarak, who has been detained on a variety of charges since his ouster in 2011, should be set free, according to state media and security officials on Monday, but it remained possible that the authorities would find a way to keep him in detention and his release did not appear imminent," the New York Times reports.

"The development threatened to inject a volatile new element into the standoff between the country's military and the Islamist supporters of the deposed President Mohamed Morsi, as Egypt entered the sixth day of a state of emergency following a bloody crackdown by the military in which hundreds of people have been killed."










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