Egypt: Mubarak Released, Flown to Military Hospital

Photo: Xinhua/Li Muzi

A supporter holds a poster of Egyptian former President Hosni Mubarak during a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt

Cairo — Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was flown from prison to a nearby hospital on Thursday, officials said, after judicial authorities ordered his release from jail.

A medically equipped helicopter landed at an Egypt prison to transport Mubarak from prison to his new home under house arrest, state TV reported, as dozens of the ousted leader’s supporters rallied outside waiting for the ousted leader to be released after more than two years in detention.

Hours after the ruling, Egypt’s military-backed interim government invoked military law Wednesday night in ordering that Mubarak be placed under house arrest after his release.