Former Egypt president Mubarak 'to be freed this week'

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak pictured during a hearing in April.
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak pictured during a hearing in April. Credit: AA/ABACA/Press Association Images

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.

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Mubarak 'to be freed this week'

Egypt's former presodemt Hosni Mubarak is likely to walk free within a week having faced the prospect of execution just weeks ago. Mr Mubarak's lawyer confirmed to ITV News that all charges had been dropped, although he refused to appear on camera.