Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was today cleared of ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that ended with his removal from power.
Having served two years of a life sentence, Mr Mubarak was given a retrial where he was today acquitted.
His supporters were delighted but the verdict provoked fury in some quarters.
ITV News Correspondent Gareth Owen reports.
An Egyptian court has cleared ousted President Hosni Mubarak of charges related to corruption, and dropped the case against him for his involvement in killing protesters during the 2011 revolt that removed him from power.
Mubarak's interior minister Habib el-Adly and six aides were also cleared of charges related to the killing of protesters in 2011.
Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been referred to a new trial on charges of embezzling state funds to build and renovate family homes, according to the Associated Press.
Public prosecutor Ahmed el-Bahrawi also referred two of the former president's sons, two government officials and two contractors to stand trial with the ex-leader. No trial date has been set yet.
Prosecutors accuse Mubarak and his sons of misappropriating 18 million dollars (£11.1 million) between 2002 and 2011 to renovate and build homes and offices in seven different areas in Egypt. The four others are accused of helping embezzle the money.
He was sentenced to life in prison last year for complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolt against him, but an appeals court ordered a retrial.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was flown from prison to hospital, officials said, after judicial authorities ordered his release from prison.
Exclusive footage shown on a private TV station in Egypt showed the military helicopter that lifted him from prison landing and being met by an ambulance.
He is due to be treated in a hospital in the suburb of Maadi, officials told Reuters.
A small group of supporters of former president Hosni Mubarak gathered outside his prison on the outskirts of Cairo to celebrate his release.
An army helicopter transported him to a military hospital in the nearby suburb of Maadi, Reuters reports.
Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak has left prison in Cairo aboard a medical helicopter, Reuters has reported.
A helicopter has arrived at a Cairo prison to move former president Hosni Mubarak to house arrest, Reuters have reported citing state TV.
The Egyptian prosecutor has ordered a Cairo prison to release deposed president Hosni Mubarak, Reuters have reported.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is to be placed under house arrest upon his release from prison, the interim prime minister's office has announced, reports Reuters.
The fate of Hosni Mubarak must be decided in a "transparent and impartial" way, William Hague said amid fears the former Egyptian president's release from jail could further inflame unrest.
The comments came amid concern the decision of an Egyptian court to order the release on bail of Mubarak - detained since he was ousted by a pro-democracy rising in 2011 - could worsen tensions.
"This is a matter for the Egyptian judicial system but we hope that all the decisions they take, particularly on such a sensitive matter, will be transparent and will be impartial," Mr Hague said.