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Egypt's toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak was transferred from prison to house arrest at a military hospital on Thursday, in a move overshadowed by a blistering crackdown against his Islamist successors.
An Egyptian court ordered ex-president Hosni Mubarak freed while he stands trial accused of corruption and killing protesters.
A Cairo court sentenced 43 Egyptian and foreign NGO staff on Tuesday to jail terms of up to five years for working illegally, sparking outrage and raising fears for the future of civil society.
The retrial of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak begins on Saturday in Cairo, with the fate of the ousted strongman largely eclipsed by the deadly turmoil and economic woes gripping the country.
Huge crowds were expected to demonstrate in Egypt on Friday for the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak and brought in an Islamist government, at a time of political tensions and economic woes.
The Egyptian public investigator who led efforts to hunt down property belonging to the regime of toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak has accused Britain of being "one of the worst" countries for housing assets.