Mubarak to be transferred to military hospital, then Tora prison

Ousted president Hosni Mubarak will be transferred to a military hospital until the Tora prison hospital is sufficiently equipped to receive him, according to the orders of Egypt’s Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud. 

The general prosecution's Facebook page also revealed on Sunday that Mahmoud commissioned Minister of Interior Mansour al-Essawy to provide the prison with the medical equipment and the security required to host the ailing former president.

The military hospital's name was not declared.

Earlier this month, Mubarak was taken into custody at a hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh after suffering a heart attack during questioning sessions over the murder of pro-democracy protesters during the 25 January revolution. Mubarak is also facing charges of financial corruption and abuse of power.

Egypt’s forensics head, ٍal-Sebaie Ahmed al-Sebaie, told Mahmoud that it will take a month to install the necessary equipment in Tora prison’s hospital, according to a prosecution spokesperson.

Sebaie reported that he visited Sharm al-Sheikh on Saturday morning to to check Mubarak’s health, and found that his condition enables him to be transferred to the prison hospital when it is ready.

He added that Mubarak is vulnerable to atrial fibrillation that could be fatal, and so intensive care equipment will be required in the prison.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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