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Hosni Mubarak to remain under house arrest: Egypt PM
Hazem El-Beblawi says former president will remain under house arrest when state of emergency ends on 14 November, but doubts have been raised about legality of his continued detention
Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Nov 2013
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Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a dock at the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo (Photo: Reuters)

Former president Hosni Mubarak will remain under house arrest after the emergency law is lifted in mid-November, interim Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi has said.

A court ordered Mubarak's release in August but El-Beblawi placed him under house arrest at Maadi military hospital as part of the recently implemented emergency law.

In comments published in Al-Masri Al-Youm newspaper on Thursday, El-Beblawi said Mubarak would be transferred to temporary detention in accordance with the criminal procedures law.

However, doubts about the legality of Mubarak's continued detention have been raised by at least one expert.

"According to the law, Hosni Mubarak should be released after the end of the state of emergency because there are no legal grounds for keeping him under house arrest,"  prominent lawyer Dr Shawky El-Siyad told Ahram Online.

"This is not within the prime minister's powers," he added. "Only a judge can send Mubarak to temporary detention. If El-Beblawi does this it would be interfering with judicial authority and totally unacceptable."

Mubarak is being retried for the murder of protesters during the January 2011 uprising that toppled him from power.

El-Beblawi also praised the trial of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, which began on Monday.

He is accused of inciting the murder and torture of protesters at the presidential palace in December 2012.

 





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Umbukani
07-11-2013 04:53pm
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Mr
Must put there sisi too both stay together
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Ali
07-11-2013 02:33pm
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truth
I was very happy in egypt when Mubarak was president I understand many in egypt are upset with him but the truth is I wish I can turn the clock back to Mubarak time. sorry if anyone is upset about this but this is the truth for me and many of my friends.
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Umbukani
07-11-2013 01:54pm
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Just like that
This primenister want to put Egyptian in dark night how mubarak put them dark tenel. Still enemy of Egyptian ruling in the country. How army court and Israel agent use ignorent Egyptian maked them fools but international fools
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Ostasia
07-11-2013 08:09pm
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LOL Ervin
I was going to write "John, is that you?" - totally clear isn't it? Funny, good I'm not the only one who see's through their deceptive behavior. You must give the points for "creativity" though, the name Umbukani, interesting as well. ;) I guess since we called him out to post with his real name, he decided to use his "warrior" name, lol
Ervin
07-11-2013 02:36pm
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despicable
John, I know it's you. In the past two days, you have written with 9 different names, all "grate mokery", to say it with your own language. Stop writing nonsense and turn back with the name of John. We love you in that way, with that name.
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Farhan
07-11-2013 12:39pm
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Why is he still alive, When is Sisi going to be tried ?
These fascists people who have killed thousands of Egyptians should be punished.
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Greg
07-11-2013 02:14pm
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Wake up
Mubarak is on trial buddy. And Sisi has nothing to be tried about. People died when the terrorist MB used civilians as human shields when they fired weapons at security forces. MB leaders will be punished for this, not Sisi or any true revolutionary.
George
07-11-2013 01:47pm
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Because...
...this is Egypt. No matter how many peolpe died or will die. The corupts will rule this country forever.

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