Hosni Mubarak 'flown to hospital'

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.

Pictures: Hosni Mubarak supporters celebrate prison release

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Mubarak freed from prison

Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been freed from a Cairo jail after charges against him were dropped.