Hosni Mubarak walks free after six years in jail

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Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.

Many face the death penalty on charges relating to protests, in mass trials that make a mockery of due process," said Harriet McCulloch, a deputy director at human rights organisation Reprieve.

Since President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi came to power after the 2013 ouster of democratically-elected Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood - Mubarak's successor, Egyptian authorities have cracked down on freedom of expression.

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