Prosecutor-general decides to move Mubarak to Maadi Hospital
Prosecutor-General Talaat Ibrahim approves to transfer ousted president Hosni Mubarak to Military Maadi Hospital after receiving a report from Tora Prison medical committee
Ahram Online, Thursday 27 Dec 2012
Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Talaat Ibrahim decided on Thursday to transport ousted president Hosni Mubarak to Military Maadi Hospital for health reasons, according to Turkish Anadolu news agency.
Hassan Yassin, official spokesperson of General Prosecution, stated Ibrahim received a report from the Tora Prison medical committee that recommended transporting Mubarak to another well-equipped prison.
Yassin added that Ibrahim decided to transport Mubarak to Maadi Military Hospital.
Earlier on 20 December, the former president was transported to Maadi Military Hospital after suffering a fall that resulted in a minor fracture of his hip and bruises to his skull, Tora Prison Director Mohamed Ibrahim reported.
Mubarak, who is currently serving a life sentence for his responsibility in the killing of protesters during the 25 January revolution, suffered the fall in Tora Prison.
Mubarak was sent to Tora Prison in June after being convicted of failing to stop the killing of peaceful protesters. For months during his trial he was held at the International Medical Centre, a military hospital on Cairo-Ismailia road.
According to medical sources, Mubarak is suffering from cancer and heart problems. Frequent reports during his stay at the International Medical Centre stated that his heart had stopped and was revived by doctors.