Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was discharged from the Cairo hospital, where he was kept in custody and returned to his home, reports the newspaper «al-Ahram».
On March 2, an Egyptian court has removed from 88-year-old Hosni Mubarak of charges of involvement in the killing of demonstrators in 2011. The court’s decision is final, appeal is not subject.
On 13 March the Prosecutor General of Egypt ordered the release from detention of Hosni Mubarak. Then the lawyer ex-the President in interview to the newspaper «al-Masry al-yum» expressed the hope that within the next two days of Hosni Mubarak will leave the hospital and return to your Cairo home.
In recent years, Mubarak was serving a prison sentence while in custody in the military hospital of Cairo.
Hosni Mubarak. Curriculum vitae
Muhammad Hosni Mubarak was born on 4 may 1928 in the village of al-Masalha, in the Nile Delta. After finishing school he entered the Cairo military Academy which he graduated with honors in 1949, he received the rank of Lieutenant.
In 1952 he graduated from the air force Academy, after taking part in the Suez campaign were sent for training in the USSR. Participant of the six day war and the Yom Kippur War, where he commanded the Egyptian air force. He retired in 1975 at the rank of chief Marshal of aviation.
After the resignation of the head of state Anwar Sadat appointed him Vice President of Egypt, and in 1980 was commissioned to coordinate the actions of the police and security services. In the beginning of 1981 was headed by the ruling National democratic party.
On 6 October 1981 during a parade in honor of the Yom Kippur war, Sadat was assassinated by Islamists who protested against making peace with Israel. Mubarak, who during the attack was wounded in the arm, became President of Egypt and remained in this position for three decades.
He was four times re-elected to the presidency, survived several assassination attempts. Maintained a peace Treaty with Israel, but during his reign, relations between the two countries deteriorated. As the head of state visited Israel only once – for the funeral of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
The deteriorating economic situation, increasing protests against the repressive policies of the regime and fears that Mubarak intends to transfer power to his son Gamal, has led to the fact that in late 2010 – early 2011, Egypt joined the Arab spring.
An attempt by the regime to quell the unrest were not successful, possibly because of the unwillingness of Mubarak at any cost to cling to power. 11 Feb 2011 he resigned from the post of President. Power passed to the Supreme Council of the armed forces.
On 13 April 2011, Mubarak and his sons were arrested. Against them were made many allegations of corruption and abuse of office.
The President also was accused of making an illegal order to fire on demonstrators during the «Arab spring». However, all convictions were subsequently overturned.