According to an Egyptian court ruling on Monday, jailed former president Hosni Mubarak might walk free soon. The move is expected to stoke the violence that is escalating in the Arab nation after Mohammed Morsi, Mubarak’s autocratic successor was ousted.

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It is obvious that Morsi’s ouster is still spreading waves of anger among the supporting Islamist militants. On Monday they forced two minibuses transporting off-duty police officers to stop at the Sinai Peninsula and shot about 25 of them in cold blood. This kind of a brazen attack in daylight has pushed up fears that the desert region bordering Israel and Gaza Strip might just become embroiled in a full-fledged insurgency.

Mubarak, 85 was detained since 2011 but might be freed in a corruption case this week or next. This is the second court ruling ordering the former president to be released which increases his possibility of tasting freedom.