Cairo: Egyptian government on Friday considered sending Hosni Mubarak to jail or to a prison hospital as reports emerged that the ousted President's health is ‘unstable.’ (Agencies)
Egypt's Public Prosecutor Abdel Magid Mahmud Mahmud has ordered a medical team to head to Sharm el-Sheikh where Mubarak is under arrest in a hospital to ‘establish his latest health condition and the possibility of having him transferred to Tora prison or to the prison hospital,’ his office said.
The prosecutor has also ordered that preparations be made at the hospital in Tora prison, in Cairo's south.
The medical team will head to Tora prison hospital "to evaluate the facilities and equipment and make the necessary preparations to have former president Hosni Mubarak moved there based on his medical condition," it said.
Soon after the prosecutor's statement, Egypt's state news agency reported that Mukarak's health is ‘unstable.’
Mubarak is being held in connection with violence against protesters during 18 days of anti-regime rallies that ended his 30-year grip on power. He is also being questioned on corruption charges.
His two sons, Alaa and Gamal and several of his ministers and senior aides are also being held in the Tora prison complex on various charges as part of a sweeping probe into corruption and abuse.
Mubarak was last week remanded to 15 days' preventive custody in a hospital room. He was hospitalized last week after a heart attack.
Cairo: Egyptian government on Friday considered sending Hosni Mubarak to jail or to a prison hospital as reports emerged that the ousted President's health is ‘unstable.’