Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was freed from a Cairo military hospital Friday, six years after he was ousted and detained on charges of human-rights abuses during his 30-year rule. The now-88-year-old was transferred to his mansion in a Cairo suburb. “He went home at 8:30 this morning,” said his lawyer. “I don’t have further details, but he is home and all is well now.”
Mubarak was ousted in 2011 after an 18-day demonstration during the Arab Spring, and his release, for many, meant the final blow in the hope for his prosecution. For others, the time may have helped heal those dashed wishes. “At this point, I really don’t care,” said Ahmed Harara, an activist who lost his sight after he was shot during the demonstrations in 2011. “I realized years ago that this is not just about Mubarak and his regime—it’s an entire system that has now resurrected itself.” Read more at THE NEW YORK TIMES.