Egypt's Mubarak to return to prison hospital after health improves
Prosecutor-General orders convicted former president Mubarak back to Tora Prison Hospital after doctors report notable improvement in health condition
MENA, Monday 16 Jul 2012
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak lies on his bed during of his trial's session Cairo (Photo: AP)
Egyptian Prosecutor-General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud on Monday ordered the transfer of ousted president Hosni Mubarak from Cairo’s Maadi Military Hospital to the nearby Tora Prison Hospital.
The decision came following an improvement in Mubarak's health, as reported by a committee of doctors specifically formed earlier this month – on the order of the prosecutor-general – to assess the deposed president’s health condition.
Mubarak had been transferred to the Maadi Military Hospital in mid-June following reports that he had suffered heart failure, which had led to rumours of his death.
According to Adel El-Saeed, spokesman for the prosecutor-general, the interior minister and Egypt’s prison services had both been informed of Mahmoud's decision to transfer the 84-year-old Mubarak back to Tora Prison Hospital.
Mubarak, along with his long-time interior minister Habib El-Adly, was sentenced to life in prison last month for the role he played in the death of unarmed protesters during last year’s uprising.