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Ousted former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters from his room at the Maadi Military Hospital, where he is hospitalized, as they celebrate Sinai Liberation Day that marks the final withdrawal of all Israeli military forces from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in 1982, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, April 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak is a free man after spending six years in detention


Six years after the Arab Spring, Egypt's former leader Hosni Mubarak has left a military hospital and is heading home.

An Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is free following his release from custody after legal proceedings that took years during which the country witnessed major upheavals

Ousted former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance at Maadi Military Hospital, where he is hospitalized, after an ambulance helicopter landed from the Cairo Police Academy--turned--court, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Egypt's top appeals court found Mubarak innocent of complicity in the killings of protesters during 2011 Egyptian uprising. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

The official says Mubarak left the Armed Forces hospital in Cairo's southern suburb of Maadi earlier in the morning on Friday and went to his house in the upscale district of Heliopolis under heavy security measures.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.

Mubarak's lawyer, Farid el-Deeb, refused to comment when contacted by The Associated Press.

The 88-year-old Mubarak was acquitted by the country's top appeals court on March 2 of charges that he ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 popular uprising that led to his ouster.

--The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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