Mubarak transferred to military hospital, under police guard

State news agency says Egypt's public prosecutor has move former president Hosni Mubarak
Mubarak transferred to military hospital, under police guard
Former Egypt President Hosni Mubarak. (Getty Images)
By Reuters
Fri 15 Apr 2011 04:25 PM

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."

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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