Egyptian court orders release of Mubarak-era tycoon

By Abigail Hauslohner, Sharaf al-Hourani, March 10, 2014

CAIRO — An Egyptian court ­ordered the release of one of the 2011 revolution’s most notorious villains Monday, while three of the uprising’s most prominent pro-democracy activists — now prisoners of Egypt’s military-backed government — appeared in a separate court alleging torture.

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