'Mubarak to move to military hospital'

Sun, 24 Apr 2011 21:38:54 GMT
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak must be moved to a military hospital, says the country's Prosecutor General Abdel Magid Mahmoud.

The prosecutor general said on Sunday that Mubarak was supposed to be moved to Cairo's Tora prison hospital but the hospital was not prepared enough, the Associated Press reported.

The move came after tests indicated that Mubarak is well enough to travel. However, Mahmoud says preparations to treat Mubarak in the new hospital will take at least a month as the site is not properly equipped.

On April 12, Mubarak had heart problems during questioning by anti-corruption authorities about charges of graft and abuse of power. He was later hospitalized in an intensive care unit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The prosecutor general had summoned Mubarak and his sons for questioning over corruption and the use of violence against peaceful protesters, who eventually succeeded in bringing an end to his 30 years of authoritarian rule.

Mubarak was supposed to be in custody for 15 days until the probe about his charges is finished but the judicial authorities have recently extended the detention for another 15 days due to his health problem and the delay in the process.

On April 20, an Egyptian fact-finding commission held Mubarak responsible for the killing of protesters during the eighteen days of demonstrations that led to his downfall.

The fact-finding commission's report stated that 846 people were killed and more than 6,400 others were injured in the historic revolution.

Egyptian activists say Mubarak must be tried for killing of protesters during the country's popular uprising, which led to his ouster on February 11.


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