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.

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Egyptian court to review petition for Mubarak's release

An Egyptian court will tomorrow review a petition for the release of deposed president Hosni Mubarak filed by his lawyer, judicial sources told Reuters.

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak pictured in October 2010. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

The court will convene at the Cairo prison where Mubarak is being held.

If the court upholds the petition, Mubarak will be released as there remains no further legal grounds for his detention, though he is being retried on charges of ordering the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising, the sources added.

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