Hosni Mubarak had been Egypt’s strong-handed president, controlling the North African nation for nearly three decades. He’d been target of mass scorn and derision, with hundreds of thousands hitting the streets to blast his rule. He’d been in prison, sentenced to spend the rest of his life there for the killing of protesters.
But soon he will be a free man.
That was the decision today by the Cairo Court of Appeals, which state media reported upheld a three-year sentence against the 87-year-old Mubarak on corruption charges, but — accounting for time he’s already served — gave the OK for him to go home.
When and exactly where he’ll get out of custody wasn’t immediately clear.