Egypt's toppled president Hosny Mubarak has been released from prison and taken to an army hospital to be placed under house arrest, state media report.
Live television footage showed a military helicopter landing in Tora outside Cairo. It was supposedly carrying the 85-year-old, dpa reported.
State-run newspaper al-Ahram, citing a security source, said Mubarak will stay at an army hospital in the quarter of Maadi south of Cairo.
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