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Mubarak to be Moved to Prison Hospital

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will shortly be moved to a prison hospital, officials say.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 2/6/2012, 7:04 AM

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
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Egyptian officials said on Sunday that former President Hosni Mubarak will shortly be moved to a prison hospital, The Associated Press reported.

The 83-year-old president will be moved to the Tora prison in Cairo as soon as the facility is upgraded to house him, the officials said.

Since his arrest last April, Mubarak has been held in custody first at a hospital in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh and later at a military hospital outside Cairo.

Mubarak’s trial resumed in Cairo last month after having dragged on for months. The prosecutor later announced that he is seeking the death penalty for the man who led the nation for more than 30 years.

Mubarak’s former Interior Minister and security chief Habib El Adly and six top police commanders are all being accused of ordering the killing of protesters in the massive Tahrir Square demonstrations that toppled Mubarak's government in February 2011.

Two of Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Ala'a, are also being tried on charges of corruption. 

Mubarak, whose health is fragile, is allegedly suffering from stomach cancer. He reportedly suffered a heart attack during questioning by the country’s new government in April of last year.

Meanwhile, officials said on Sunday that nearly 50 stalwarts of Mubarak's regime held at Tora would be dispersed to five different jails in the Cairo area, including Mubarak's two sons.