Mubarak freed from prison

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Before president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood were removed from power, President Hosni Mubarak was removed from power. I know, it seems hard to keep track of, but keep in mind that Egypt’s democracy is very new. Before the Arab Spring rocked the power structures of the Middle East with protests from 2010-2011, Mubarak had served as president for 30 years. After his overthrow, he was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Egyptian court on June 2, 2012 for his alleged killing of peaceful protestors during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Just one year later on August 20 2013, an Egyptian court ordered his release, because they found no legal grounds for keeping him imprisoned. Now, after the 85-year-old Mubarak receives health care at a military hospital in Cairo, he’ll be placed under house arrest at an unknown location.