BRAD MERRIMAN – JOURNALIST/TACD NEWS – Today a court ruled that Hosni Mubarek must be released after several months in custody since the military overthrew his regime during the Arab spring in 2011. Mubarek was found guilty of inciting violence, but on appeal his conviction was over turned and a retrial is imminent. Although the retrial is scheduled to happen, the court has decided that according to Egyptian law, Mubarek has been in custody to long without a conviction that withstood appeal. The prosecutor in the case will not fight Mubarek being released, however the military is stating they will place him under house arrest, and he will not be allowed to leave the country.
Many in Egypt are pondering the question, what was it all for? The arab spring and over throw of Mubarek, after 30 years of his autocratic reign saw him replaced by Mohammed Morsi, who has since been removed from office by the military when he began to shape the country following Sharia Law and allowing the Muslim brotherhood to help shape policy that is not consistent with Democracy. Some say the release of Mubarek may give a small measure of relief to those who still follow him.