supporter of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, holds a portrait of him (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
CAIRO -- An Egyptian court has ordered the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, but it remains unclear if he will go free.
The AP reported Wednesday that prosecutors might appeal the order.
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The hearing was based on charges against Mubarak for accepting gifts from a state-owned newspaper, the last case that has kept the ailing leader in detention, the AP said.
The possibility for Mubarak to walk free is now higher. The move, according to the AP is likely to fuel the unrest roiling the country after the autocratic leader's successor was removed in a military coup last month.
The former leader Mubarak has been held on charges since April 2011. Now 85 years old, his trial is for the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising against him, and other charges the AP said.