Egypt state TV: Helicopter arrives at prison to transport Mubarak to house arrest

August 22, 2013 16:34

Egyptian state television reported that a helicopter arrived at the prison holding deposed president Hosni Mubarak.

The helicopter is likely to transport Mubarak from the prison to house arrest, according to state television.Mubarak could leave prison on Thursday after a court ruling that further divided a country in turmoil since the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi seven weeks ago.

Convening at the Cairo jail where Mubarak is held, the court ordered the release of the military man who ruled Egypt for 30 years with an iron fist until he was overthrown during the uprisings that swept the Arab world in early 2011.

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