Medical source: Mubarak cannot be moved to prison for health reasons

Ahram Online, Saturday 23 Apr 2011

Mubarak's physical and mental health is deteriorating, according to medical source

According to the Sauid-owned pan-Arab daily, Asharq Al-Awsat, a medical source at the Sharm El-Sheikh hospital says that Hosni Mubarak’s physical and mental health has been deteriorating since the renewal of his detention order for a further 15 days, and the resumption of his questioning by state prosecutors.

The medical source said that it was impossible to move Mubarak from the Sharm El-Sheikh hospital, where he has been held for over two weeks, to the prison hospital in Tora, south of Cairo, at this moment. He expressed his hope that the official medical examiners should reach the same assessment of the ex-president's health condition, as that of the doctors following the health case.  

The Saudi government, which owns the newspaper, has reportedly been putting intense pressure on Egypt's ruling military council and interim government to allow Mubarak to leave the country for health reasons.

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