Mubarak falls for second time in prison

Mubarak falls for second time in prison

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Tue, 20/11/2012 - 12:30

Former President Hosni Mubarak fell on the ground on Monday due to dizziness while entering the bathroom attached to the intensive care unit where he stays. The fall is the second one within two weeks, informed sources at the central command of prisons said.

Mubarak is currently imprisoned on charges of killing protesters during the 25 January revolution.

Mubarak fell inside his cell leading to swelling in the knees, thighs and feet, the sources added. The prison administration called the medical team, which treated the swelling.

The sources also added that the fall came after a visit by his wife Suzanne, his daughter in law Khadiga al-Gamal and her father on Monday. It also came hours after a visit by his doctor, who examined him. His son Gamal was present when the ousted president fell.

A similar fall took place last week, also in the bathroom.

The fall coincides with the imprisonment of Mounir Thabet, his wife’s brother, by the Illicit Gains Authority pending investigations in the case of the Cooperative Housing Association for Military Pilots’ land. Thabet was imprisoned in the cell next to Mubarak's.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm