Mubarak to be moved to military hospital

MENA, Friday 15 Apr 2011

Ousted president Mubarak will be held in a military hospital until his health allows him to be transferred to prison

Egypt’s prosecutor-general, Abdel Meguid Mahmoud, has ordered the transfer of ousted president Mubarak to a military hospital.

Mahmoud said that Mubarak will be provided with the health care he needs and security measures suitable for a temporary prisoner. These provisions are in accordance with the regulations stipulated by the Prison Law.

The country's chief prosecutor has also asked health officials to keep him informed on the state of Mubarak’s health so that he can be moved to prison once he is fit enough.

Mubarak suffered a minor heart attack on Tuesday while he was being interrogated by prosecution officials over corruption charges. He was sentenced to 15 days pending investigation, but has since been recovering in Sharm El-Sheikh International Hospital. His sons, Alaa and Gamal, were also handed 15 days sentences and are currently in Tora Prison, south of Cairo.

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