Maadi Military Hospital prepares for Mubarak arrival

Maadi Military Hospital prepares for Mubarak arrival

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Wed, 19/12/2012 - 14:35

Maadi Military Hospital has made arrangements to receive imprisoned former President Hosni Mubarak, who is expected to be transferred from Tora Prison Hospital Wednesday.

Mubarak's lawyer's requested the transfer so the former leader could undergo scans of his brain, knees and pelvis after he fell in the bathroom Saturday. He reportedly sustained a head injury as well as abrasions and bruises.

Prosecutor General Talaat Abdallah on Monday ordered the formation of a medical committee to examine Mubarak.

Assistant Interior Minister for Prisons Mohamed Ibrahim told the Turkish Anadolu news agency Tuesday that the transfer from Tora Prison to the hospital would take place as soon as the Defense Ministry responded to the request.

Mubarak is serving a 25-year sentence in prison for failing to prevent the deaths of protesters during the 2011 revolution that forced him from power. Other former members of his administration are also serving sentences in Tora prison.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm