The file photo taken on May 11, 2013 shows a supporter of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak holding Mubarak's portrait while waiting outside the Egyptian police academy in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian prosecution has ordered a Cairo prison to release ex-President Hosni Muabrak, who has settled in his last corruption case, independent Hayat TV reported on Thursday. (Xinhua/Qin Haishi)
CAIRO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian prosecution has ordered a prison in Cairo to release ex-president Hosni Mubarak, who has settled in his last corruption case, independent Hayat TV reported Thursday.
Mubarak will be transferred by military helicopter to home arrest for security reasons, the official news agency quoted a security source as saying.
According to some local media, Mubarak will be sent to Maady Military Hospital in Cairo after leaving prison.
On Wednesday, the court accepted Mubarak's petition over the corruption case of Ahram institution, and his lawyer paid 18.3 million Egyptian pounds (about 2.61 million U.S. dollars) -- the value of gifts which Mubarak and his two sons accepted via his information minister.
Then the court referred the case to the prosecution as the sole authority to determine Mubarak's release unless charged of other corruption cases.
In light of the state of emergency, interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi, the deputy military ruler, ordered to place Mubarak under home arrest to avoid more complicity in the politically divided country.
Mubarak is still banned from travelling abroad as he still faces a retrial on charges of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 unrest that eventually toppled him. The next hearing is slated for Saturday.
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