Hosni Mubarak

There's a chance that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could be freed from custody soon.

FOX News Radio's Kimberly Adams reports from Cairo:

Deposed President Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt with the backing of the military for decades. Now that the military is back in power, Mubarak may get out of jail.

He was convicted last year for failing to protect the hundreds of protesters who died in the 2011 uprising, but that conviction was later thrown out and Mubarak faces a retrial on it.

He's been kept in jail since then- along with his two sons-- on various corruption charges, but now an Egyptian court is saying those aren't enough to keep the former autocratic ruler behind bars.

Mubarak's lawyer - and officials from Egypt's judiciary are now saying Mubarak could be free by the end of the week.

In Cairo, Kimberly Adams, FOX News Radio.