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Egypt moves Mubarak from prison to house arrest

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CAIRO — Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was released from prison today and transported to a military hospital in a Cairo suburb where he will be held under house arrest, according to state TV.

Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi had ordered that Mubarak be put under house arrest as part of the emergency measures imposed this month after a wave of violence sparked by the ouster of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, who had succeeded Mubarak as Egypt’s first freely elected President.

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