Egypt prime minister places to-be-released Hosni Mubarak under house arrest
Ahram Online, Wednesday 21 Aug 2013

Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi ordered the placement of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who is expected to be released from jail in the next 48 hours following a court order issued Wednesday, under mandatory house arrest.

According to Egyptian state TV, the prime minister issued his decision late Wednesday evening while acting in the capacity of deputy military commander under the rules of the currently enforced emergency law.

Mubarak still faces more than one trial on corruption charges and a retrial on charges of complicity in the murder of more than 800 protesters during the January 25 uprising that ousted him.

Hosni Mubarak will also remain on a travel ban list.