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Ousted Egyptian President Returns Home After Years in Detention

Hosni Mubarak was acquitted of charges he ordered the killing of protesters during a popular uprising

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    Ousted Egyptian President Returns Home After Years in Detention
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    Ousted former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters from his room at the Maadi Military Hospital Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Mubarak was cleared to leave detention in the hospital on March 13, 2017, on the orders of prosecutor Ibrahim Saleh.

    An Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back at home, free following his release from custody after legal proceedings that took years during which the country witnessed major upheavals.

    The official says Mubarak left the Armed Forces hospital in Cairo's southern suburb of Maadi earlier in the morning on Friday and went to his house in the upscale district of Heliopolis under heavy security measures.

    The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.

    Mubarak's lawyer, Farid el-Deeb, refused to comment when contacted by The Associated Press.

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