Egypt's state prosecutor has ordered that the former president be moved to an army hospital amid reports of declining health. Mubarak is serving a life term for his role in the death of protesters during the uprising that ended his 30-year rule.
Egypt's ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak will be moved to an army hospital from his prison clinic, security sources and state media said on Thursday, suggesting the already fragile health of the man who ruled Egypt for 30 years was deteriorating.
It was not yet clear when Mubarak would be moved nor exactly why, security sources told Reuters.
"Mubarak will head to Maadi military hospital," an army source said. Maadi is a suburb of Cairo.
THE LIFE OF HOSNI MUBARAK
Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for three decades, was forced out in February 2011 after a popular uprising.
In June, he was sentenced to life in prison for his role in killing protesters during the uprising. He was admitted to a prison hospital that month following what security officials called a "health crisis".
Egypt's new public prosecutor, Talaat Abdallah, ordered his transfer based on recommendations from a medical report, state news agency MENA reported.
MENA said Mubarak's condition would be monitored at the army hospital before he could be moved back to his prison clinic but gave no specifics on his medical condition.
A look back at Hosni Mubarak's 30 years in power
A school picture of a young Mohammed Hosni Mubarak as a student at Egypt’s military academy (photo credits: AFP).
Then vice president Hosni Mubarak with late Egyptian president Anwar Sadat at a military parade in 1981, the year Sadat was assassinated.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (far right) looks on as former US president Bill Clinton, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Hosni Mubarak, and former Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin (right to left) fix their ties before signing the West Bank agreement in 1995.
Former US president George W. Bush walks with counterpart Hosni Mubarak in 2002, following morning meetings at Camp David in Maryland.
Mubarak welcomed French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh in January 2009 to discuss how to end the Israeli bombing of Gaza that began in December 2008.
Mubarak, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Barack Obama, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah II of Jordan (left to right) walk to the East Room of the White House in September 2010.
Date created : 2012-12-27