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Ousted Egypt President Mubarak freed from detention

Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian autocrat toppled during the 2011 Arab Spring, left a military hospital Friday where he spent much of the last six years in detention.

The release of the 88-year old who ruled Egypt for three decades would have been unthinkable several years ago, but revolutionary fervor gave way to exhaustion and even nostalgia in the uprising's chaotic aftermath.

Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court finally acquitted him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 revolt that ousted him.

"Yes," his lawyer Farid al-Deeb told AFP when asked if Mubarak had left the hospital Friday.

He added the Mubarak had gone home to a villa in Cairo's Heliopolis district.

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