Report: Egypt's Mubarak to return to prison

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2012 file photo, an Egyptian protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask while posing for a photo next to a mural painted overnight on the exterior wall of the presidential palace depicting president Mohammed Morsi, left, former military council ruler Hussein Tantawi, center and ousted President Mubarak with Arabic that reads "No, the brotherhood's constitution is not valid, in Cairo. Egyptian authorities switched the venue for the trial of the former Islamist president on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 a last-minute change made after the Muslim Brotherhood called for mass demonstrations at the original location. The trial of Morsi, now to be held east of the capital on Monday, could lead to another round of bloodshed as his supporters look likely to face an emboldened security apparatus that has boosted its forces for the hearing.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prime minister says in comments published in a daily newspaper that the ousted President Hosni Mubarak will return to prison in mid-November.

Mubarak has been under house arrest since his release from a prison hospital in August, two years after his initial arrest.

He is on retrial for the killings of nearly 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster. But the verdict in that case was later overturned. He is also on trial in two corruption cases.

The Al-Masry Al-Youm daily on Thursday quoted Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi as saying that Mubarak's return to prison is mandated by a legislative amendment adopted in September.

The amendment lifted a two-year limit on detentions for defendants in cases punishable by death or life imprisonment.