Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown.

According to BBC News, Mr. Mubarak’s lawyer said he left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis.

He was ordered freed earlier this month after Egypt’s top appeals court cleared him over the deaths of protesters in the 2011 uprising.

Mr Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in 2012 of complicity in the killing of protesters, who died at the hands of security forces in February, 2011.

In all, more than 800 people are believed to have been killed as security forces clashed with protesters in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and other cities around Egypt during the 18-day uprising that forced Mr Mubarak to resign.

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