|The file photo taken on April 13, 2013 shows the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the trial in Cairo, Egypt. (Xinhua File Photo/Mohamed Hesham)
CAIRO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- A military helicopter, carrying Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak, has arrived in Maadi Military Hospital in the capital Cairo from Tora prison on Thursday, state TV reported on Thursday.
Earlier, the Egyptian prosecution ordered the prison to release Mubarak, because he was cleared for his 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.
According to official news agency MENA, Mubarak chose to spend his period of home arrest in Maadi hospital, which is located in Maadi district in Cairo.
"Mubarak was transferred to the Maadi Military Hospital upon his personal request," MENA quoted general Moustafa Bazz, assistant to Interior Minister for the prisons department sector, as saying.
Mubarak is 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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