Egypt Independent

Authorities deny reports of Mubarak transfer after bathroom fall

An Interior Ministry’s Prisons Authority official has denied reports that former President Hosni Mubarak was transferred out of Tora prison after falling in the prison lavatory Monday.

The source said Mubarak’s health is stable, adding that his wife and daughter-in-law visited him and his son Alaa Mubarak on Wednesday after receiving permission from the Public Prosecution.

The source said that a police officer had heard Mubarak crying for help inside his intensive care unit and found him on the bathroom floor. After evaluating the former president, prison doctors decided he did not need to be transferred to another hospital.

Mubarak is serving a life sentence for charges of complicity in the murder of pro-democracy protesters during the uprising that ended his 30-year rule in February 2011.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm