Hosni Mubarak will be released from jail in the next 48 hours after a corruption case against him was dropped, his lawyer Fareed el-Deeb told Reuters.
The only legal grounds for Mubarak's continued detention rest on another corruption case that will be cleared up later this week, Deeb said.
"All we have left is a simple administrative procedure that should take no more than 48 hours," Deeb said.
The former Egyptian president, who was overthrown in an uprising in 2011, still faces a retrial on charges of complicity in the murder of protesters.
Hosni Mubarak's lawyer said he expects the former Egyptian president will be freed this week after he was cleared in a corruption case, Reuters reported.
The retrial of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has been adjourned until 8 June after a three-hour court session today.
Mubarak denied charges of failing to stop the killings of protesters during the 2011 uprising that swept him from power.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has arrived in court to face a retrial on charges of complicity in the murder of protesters during the uprising that swept him from power in 2011.
Mubarak and his former interior minister, Habib el-Adli, were convicted and sentenced to life in prison last June for failing to stop the killing.
The retrial was ordered after an appeals court in January accepted appeals lodged by both the prosecution and the defence.
It had been due to begin last month but was aborted when the presiding judge withdrew from the case and referred it to another court.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was transferred from a military hospital in Cairo to the city's Torah prison earlier today, state news agency MENA said.
The transfer order was given yesterday on the recommendation of a medical team after he appeared fitter at his aborted retrial on Saturday.
His retrial on charges of complicity in the killing of demonstrators in the uprising that ousted him will start on 11th May, a Cairo appeals court said.
The judge in the retrial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has withdrawn from the case, referring it to another court, Reuters is reporting.
Mubarak was flown to the court this morning over or the start of his retrial over the killing of demonstrators in the 2011 uprising that overthrew him.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was flown by helicopter to a courthouse on the outskirts of Cairo this morning for the start of his retrial over the killing of demonstrators in the 2011 uprising that overthrew him.
State television showed the 84-year-old being wheeled into the building lying on a hospital gurney and wearing a white tracksuit.
Mubarak, along with former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli and four top aides are being retried for complicity in the murder of protesters after the highest appeals court accepted appeals by both the defence and the prosecution in January.
A retrial of Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak has been set for 13 April, the country’s appeal's court has decided.
A retrial was ordered earlier this year after a court accepted his appeal against the life sentence for his role in the deaths of protesters in 2011.
Mubarak, former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six top security chiefs will be retried.
Egypt's Appeals Court has accepted an appeal by ousted former president Hosni Mubarak and his former interior minister, allowing him to be retried over the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising.
Mubarak and former interior minister Habib al-Adli were sentenced to life in prison in June last year in a court ruling that saw them responsible for the deaths of protesters killed by security forces trying to quell the uprising.
The court also ordered a retrial.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been transferred to a military hospital from his prison cell for the second time in a week following complications from a recent injury, the country's deputy interior minister said today.
Major General Mohammed Ibrahim said that the 84-year old had been moved to the hospital in the Maadi suburb of the capital, Cairo, after reports showed his condition was deteriorating and he needed more medical attention.