Egypt's Mubarak to be transferred to prison hospital
In advance of retrial in which he is accused of complicity in murder of unarmed protesters, Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak is transferred to Tora Prison Hospital on capital's outskirts
Ahram Online, Wednesday 17 Apr 2013
File photo of Former President Hosni Mubarak transported from court(Photo:Reuters)
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will be transferred on Wednesday from a military hospital in Cairo's Maadi district to a hospital in Tora Prison, located on the capital's outskirts.
A spokesman for Egypt's Public Prosecution has confirmed that Mubarak's health condition does not require him to stay at the military hospital in Maadi. Mahmoud El-Hefnawy also told Ahram Online that Egypt's Prison Authority had been informed of the decision to transfer the former president.
On Saturday, Egyptian Prosecutor-General Talaat Abdullah requested Mubarak's transfer, health permitting, back to Tora Prison Hospital. On Tuesday, Mubarak was assessed by a medical committee to see if the requested transfer was viable.
Since his detention in April 2011, the ousted president has complained of intermittent health problems.
Following his conviction in June 2012 for his complicity in the murder of protesters during the January uprising, he has been moved back and forth between Tora and Maadi Military Hospital.
Last June, Mubarak received a life sentence for failing to prevent the killing of protesters. In January, however, he was granted a retrial due to procedural irregularities in the initial trial.
Hosni Mubarak was initially arrested on 12 April 2011.
Last week, the prosecutor-general announced that Mubarak would be detained for an additional 15 days pending investigation into fresh charges related to the illegal use of state funds.
On Saturday, however, the judge overseeing the retrial recused himself and referred the case to the Cairo Appeal Court. On Wednesday, the date for retrial proceedings was set at 11 May.