Mubarak to return home within 2 days: lawyer

Main man Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi addressing the UN General Assembly in September

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters outside the area where he is hospitalized during his birthday at Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt May 4, 2015.

Mubarak is still banned from travel pending investigations by the Illicit Gains Authority into an increase in his personal wealth since the 2011 revolution, according to his lawyer Farid El-Deeb.

In the beginning of March, and after six years since the spark of the 25 January Revolution, the Court of Cassation acquitted Mubarak of all charges related to killing protesters during the revolution.

Mubarak was sentenced to life in 2012 in the case, but an appeals court ordered a retrial, which dismissed the charges two years later. The attorney general's decision comes after Mubarak served the sentence he received for the presidential palaces case while he was awaiting the appeals court's ruling regarding the death of the protesters during the 2011 uprising.

The Mubarak affair has lasted nearly six years. However, the prosecution subtracted time already served.

The former President was subsequently tried for murdering protestors who demonstrated against his rule in 2011.

It was not immediately clear when he would actually leave and go home in the eastern suburb of Heliopolis.

It has also led Sisi to argue that while he supports human rights, the dangers facing the country also require a firm hand.



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