Egypt's former president Mubarak still in intensive care: Son

Ahram Online , Sunday 23 Feb 2020

Mubarak was operated on in January, though his son, Alaa Mubarak, added no further details on his medical condition

Hosni Mubarak during a session of his entrenched National Democratic Party in 2009(Photo:Reuters)

Egypt's former president, Hosni Mubarak, is still hospitalised in an intensive care unit after undergoing surgery two weeks ago, his eldest son Alaa tweeted Sunday.

Alaa Mubarak tweeted 24 January that his 91-year-old father was operated on and that his condition was “stable.” He provided no details on the surgery.

Mubarak was ousted by a popular uprising that started in January 2011. Mubarak ruled Egypt autocratically from 1981 until 11 February 2011.

Since his downfall, Mubarak stood trial in a number of criminal cases on various charges, but received a final conviction only on corruption charges in 2016, alongside his sons Alaa and Gamal. Mubarak had already served his sentence in detention awaiting trial in other cases.

On Saturday, Cairo Criminal Court acquitted Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, and others, in the case known in the media as "manipulating the stock exchange".

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