Mubarak 311 Reuters.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah )
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak may be jailed or hanged if he is found guilty of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters, head of Cairo's appeals court, Zakaria Shalash, said on Friday according to state media.
"If proven, he [Mubarak] will receive the same punishment as a person who carried out the same crime," state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported Shalash as saying.
Egypt: Conflicting reports over Mubarak's health
Egypt's Mubarak taken to hospital during probe
Egypt's public prosecutor decided earlier on Friday to transfer Mubarak
to a military hospital, where he will remain under guard pending interrogation.
spokesman for the prosecutor's office did not disclose the location of
the military hospital, and said Mubarak would be given "appropriate
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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