أصدرت السلطات المصرية قرارا بوضع الرئيس الأسبق حسني مبارك قيد الإقامة الجبرية، وذلك بعد ساعات من صدور قرار قضائي بإخلاء سبيله بكفالة في قضية فساد.

ومازال مبارك (85 عاما) يواجه اتهامات بالتآمر لقتل متظاهرين أثناء الانتفاضة التي أجبرته على التنحي في عام 2011.


وفي العام الماضي، حكم عليه بالسجن مدى الحياة لكن المحاكمة أعيدت بناء على قبول طلبه بالاستئناف.

وبدأت إعادة المحاكمة في مايو/ ايار، لكن بحلول ذلك الوقت كانت فترة حبس مبارك قد بلغت الحد الأقصى المسموح به قانونيا.
حالة طوارئ

وانعقدت الأربعاء غرفة المشورة بمحكمة استئناف شمالي القاهرة في سجن مزرعة طرة للنظر في استئناف تقدم به محاميه على قرار حبسه احتياطيا.

وأفاد محامي مبارك ومصادر قضائية بصدور القرار بإخلاء سبيله. ولم يتضح حينها متى سيغادر الرئيس الأسبق السجن.

وبسؤال فريد الديب، محامي مبارك، عن الموعد المتوقع لمغادرة موكله السجن، قال "ربما غدا (الخميس)".

ويحاكم مبارك في هذه القضية بتهم تلقي هدايا من صحيفة (الأهرام) الرسمية.

ونقلت وكالة رويترز عن النائب العام أحمد البحراوي قوله إن الحكم "نهائي ولا يستطيع الإدعاء الاستئناف ضده".

وفي السابق، أضاف الادعاء اتهامات جديدة عندما أصدر القضاء قرارا بإخلاء سبيل مبارك، وذلك في خطوة تهدف إلى الإبقاء عليه قيد الاحتجاز.

وفي وقت لاحق الأربعاء، أفاد مكتب رئيس الوزراء حازم الببلاوي بأن مبارك سيبقى قيد الإقامة الجبرية بعد إخلاء سبيله.

وجاء في بيان لمكتب الببلاوي "في اطار حالة الطوارئ اصدر نائب الحاكم العسكري قرارا بوضع الرئيس السابق محمد حسني مبارك قيد الاقامة الجبرية."

وكانت السلطات المصرية قد فرضت حالة الطوارئ في ظل إراقة الدماء التي صاحبت فض قوات الأمن اعتصامين لأنصار الرئيس الإسلامي محمد مرسي، الذي عزله الجيش من منصبه في الثالث من يوليو/ تموز.

واعتقلت أجهزة الأمن مئات من أفراد جماعة الإخوان المسلمين التي ينتمي لها مرسي. ومن بين المحتجزين المرشد العام للجماعة، محمد بديع، الذي كان مطلوب القبض عليه لاتهامه بالتحريض على العنف والقتل.

ويرى محللون أن خروج مبارك من السجن - إذا حدث - سيكون بالنسبة لكثيرين بمثابة علامة على أن الجيش يعكس التغييرات التي حدثت منذ الانتفاضة في عام 2011

 

Former Egyptian president Mubarak, 85, released from prison and immediately placed under house arrest

 

Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was today released from prison and taken to hospital.

The release of Mubarak from Tora jail in Cairo comes after a week of bloody turmoil in which Egypts new army-backed rulers cracked down on ousted President Mohamed Morsis Muslim Brotherhood.

Mubarak was immediately taken to an armed forces hospital north-east of Cairo, where he will remain under guard, according to remarks by his lawyer confirmed by medical and security sources.


 
Out: Egyptian medics and military policemen escort former president Hosni Mubarak, 85, into an ambulance after after he was flown by a helicopter ambulance to the Maadi Military Hospital from Tora prison

Out: Egyptian medics and military policemen escort former president Hosni Mubarak, 85, into an ambulance after after he was flown by a helicopter ambulance to the Maadi Military Hospital from Tora prison

 

 
Moved: Egypts ousted leader Mubarak has been released from jail and taken to a military hospital in Cairo

Moved: Egypts ousted leader Mubarak has been released from jail and taken to a military hospital in Cairo

 

 
Up in the air: Supporters of Mubarak watch as the helicopter carrying him leaves the Tora prison in Cairo

Up in the air: Supporters of Mubarak watch as the helicopter carrying him leaves the Tora prison in Cairo

 
Cheering: Supporters of Mubarak hold his poster to celebrate his release in front of the main gate of Tora jail

Cheering: Supporters of Mubarak hold his poster to celebrate his release in front of the main gate of Tora jail

 

The prime ministers office said 85-year-old Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years until he was overthrown in 2011 as uprisings swept the Arab world, would be placed under house arrest.

That decision was made under a month-long state of emergency declared last week when police stormed protest camps set up in Cairo by the Islamist movement to demand Mr Morsis reinstatement.

 

 

 

About 900 people, including some 100 soldiers and police, have been killed in violence across Egypt since then, making it the bloodiest bout of internal strife in the republics history.

Mubaraks release will play to the Brotherhoods claim that the military is trying to rehabilitate the old order. The army-installed government casts its conflict with the Islamists as a fight against terrorism.

In the latest violence, gunmen in a car killed an army major and a soldier in an attack on a patrol near the city of Ismailia on the Suez Canal, security sources said today. Two soldiers were wounded. 

 

 

 

 
To be freed: Supporters of Mubarak chant slogans in front of Torah prison where he is held in Cairo, Egypt

To be freed: Supporters of Mubarak chant slogans in front of Torah prison where he is held in Cairo, Egypt

 
Security: Girls walk past soldiers guarding Tora jail, where Egypts deposed president Hosni Mubarak is held

Security: Girls walk past soldiers guarding Tora jail, where Egypts deposed president Hosni Mubarak is held

 
Old order: A defaced picture of Mubarak with graffiti saying Corrupt and deposed along a highway in Cairo

Old order: A defaced picture of Mubarak with graffiti saying Corrupt and deposed along a highway in Cairo

 

 

Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison last year for failing to prevent the killing of demonstrators. But a court accepted his appeal earlier this year and ordered a retrial.

Mubarak is a man who destroyed this country. And now hes going to walk free?

Man outside Tora jail

 

This week, two court rulings in separate corruption cases removed the last legal grounds for his continued detention.

Mubarak is still being retried on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolt against him, but he has already served the maximum pre-trial detention in that case.

The ailing former air force commander will not be allowed to leave Egypt and his assets remain frozen. But Mubaraks imminent release has dismayed some Egyptians.

 
Walled: Egyptian army soldiers guard Torah Prison, where Egypts deposed president Mubarak has been held

Walled: Egyptian army soldiers guard Torah Prison, where Egypts deposed president Mubarak has been held

 

 
Joy: A supporter of former president Hosni Mubarak celebrates as she waits for his release next to Tora prison

Joy: A supporter of former president Hosni Mubarak celebrates as she waits for his release next to Tora prison

 

 
Watching: Egyptian army soldiers stand guard outside the Tora prison, where Mubarak is being held

Watching: Egyptian army soldiers stand guard outside the Tora prison, where Mubarak is being held

 

A man who said he was trying to find out if his brother, arrested on Saturday, was in Tora prison, said: ‘Mubarak is a man who destroyed this country. And now hes going to walk free?’

‘Egypt is on the brink, and God knows where we are going,’ said the man, who would not give his name, but called himself a Morsi supporter - although not a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

He was among about 75 people lining up at the prison gate in the heat to visit relatives inside. Across from the gate, a score of visiting relatives sat in the shade along a prison wall, waiting their turn.

‘We love Mubarak,’ said Mohamed Hussein, 36, who has no job. His sister Fatheya added: ‘Isn it enough that for 30 years he did not drag us into a war, and let us live in dignity?’