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Egypt's Hosni Mubarak returns home after years-long detention

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak returns home after years-long detention

If the removal of Hosni Mubarak from the Egyptian presidency six years ago marked the peak of the Arab Spring uprisings, his return home a free man on Friday was a reminder for many that those revolutions all but failed.

Mubarak, whose three-decades in power ended with hundreds of thousands shouting for his ouster in 2011, was released Friday morning from the Armed Forces hospital in the Cairo neighborhood of Maadi with little fanfare. Local media reported that he had breakfast with family and friends at his mansion in Cairo’s Heliopolis district.

Egypt’s highest appeals court cleared him earlier this month of charges that he ordered the killings of the hundreds of people...

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