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  • Friday ,08 November 2013

Hosni Mubarak to remain under house arrest: Egypt PM


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Friday ,08 November 2013

Hosni Mubarak to remain under house arrest: Egypt PM

Former president Hosni Mubarak will remain under house arrest after the emergency law is lifted in mid-November, interim Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi has said. 

A court ordered Mubarak's release in August but El-Beblawi ordered his placement under house arrest at Maadi military hospital as part of the recently implemented emergency law.
In comments published in Al-Masri Al-Youm newspaper on Thursday, El-Beblawi said Mubarak would be transferred to temporary detention in accordance with the criminal procedures law.
Mubarak is being retried for the murder of protesters during the January 2011 uprising that toppled him from power.
El-Beblawi also praised the trial of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, which began on Monday.
He is accused of inciting the murder and torture of protesters at the presidential palace in December 2012.