Cairo (Reuters): Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is to leave military hospital this week after an appeals court acquitted the ex-president of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising, his lawyer said.

"The prosecutor general agreed to release Mubarak, and he can now go home when the doctors decide he is able to," Farid al-Deeb said, adding that Mubarak is banned from leaving Egypt pending an ongoing graft investigation.

"He will go to his home in Heliopolis," Deeb said, referring to an upscale district of central Cairo.

Asked if Mubarak would go home on Monday, he said: "No, but tomorrow or after tomorrow."

A prosecutor allowed for Hosni Mubarak to be released, his lawyer said, after an appeals court acquitted Egypt’s ex-president of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising. "He can go home now when the doctors decide he is able to," Farid al-Deeb said, adding that Mubarak is banned from leaving the country pending an ongoing graft investigation.

Mubarak, 88, has spent most of his time detained at a military hospital in Cairo since his arrest in 2011. He was accused of inciting the deaths of protesters during the 18-day revolt, in which about 850 people were killed as police clashed with demonstrators.

Mubarak was sentenced to life in 2012 in the case, but an appeals court ordered a retrial, which dismissed the charges two years later. His acquittal this month is final.