Egypt's Mubarak to be taken to military hospital

Location of hospital not disclosed; Mubarak to be given appropriate medical care while remaining under guard pending interrogation.

By REUTERS
April 15, 2011 16:45
Hosni Mubarak

Mubarak 311 Reuters. (photo credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah )

 
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CAIRO - Egypt's public prosecutor decided on Friday to transfer ousted President Hosni Mubarak to a military hospital, where he will remain under guard pending interrogation.

A spokesman for the prosecutor's office did not disclose the location of the military hospital, and said Mubarak would be given "appropriate medical care."

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But a senior police officer in charge of security at the Sharm el-Sheikh hospital where Mubarak is staying said the former president's health was too unstable to move him anywhere.

Mubarak, ousted by popular protests in February after 30 years in power, had been admitted to hospital in the Red Sea resort city on Tuesday after being questioned by prosecutors over corruption allegations.

A day later, the prosecutor ordered Mubarak detained for 15 days for questioning about accusations that he abused power during his 30-year rule, embezzled funds and had protesters killed.

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