Mubarak faces house arrest after release from jail

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Mubarak faces house arrest after release from jail

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is to be placed under house arrest following a court decision to release him from corruption charges.

The 85-year-old still faces charges of complicity in the killing of demonstrators during the popular uprising that brought about his downfall.

He is expected to leave prison later today.

Authorities in Egypt continue to move against the Muslim Brotherhood with the arrest Ahmed Aref a prominent spokesperson for the group.

Hundreds of members of the Brotherhood are now in custody, including the groups spiritual leader Mohammed Badie.

Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi plan a day of action tomorrow following Friday prayers.

The call will raise the prospect of more violence in the country that has been under a state of emergency since the army removed Mursi from power on July 3.