Photo Credit: Screenshot: Egyptian state television.
Video image taken from Egyptian State Television shows 83-year-old Hosni Mubarak laying on a hospital bed inside a cage of mesh and iron bars in a Cairo courtroom

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is to be released from prison following his acquittal earlier this month on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 “January 25” revolution that toppled his regume.

Judicial sources quoted by the Al Ahram newspaper said Mubarak will be freed later this week. His sentence in a separate case has already been served due to time spent in pre-trial detention.

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The attorney for the former president said he expected his client to return home in Cairo by Wednesday.

“I expect Mubarak to leave hospital with one or two days and return to his house in Heliopolis,” attorney Farid al-Deeb told the al-Masry al-Youm newspaper.

Mubarak, now age 88, spent five years in detention, most of the time in a military hospital.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.