Mubarak has cracked ribs
EGYPT: Ousted President Hosni Mubarak has a build-up of fluid in his
lungs and cracked ribs, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported after
he was transferred from prison to military hospital for treatment.
The state prosecutor ordered Mubarak's transfer on Thursday after his
health deteriorated, a prosecution source had said, more than a week
after he was briefly hospitalised after slipping in a prison bathroom
and hurting his head.
MENA reported late on Thursday that x-rays showed that Mubarak
fractured several ribs in the fall and also had a build-up of fluid in
the membranes lining his lungs.
The agency cited a medical report prepared at the prosecutor's
Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence for his role in the killing
of protesters during the uprising that led to his resignation in
February 2011, will return to jail after treatment, the prosecution
A court sentenced the veteran strongman to life in June for failing
to prevent the killings of protesters during the 18-day revolt that
ended his three-decade rule. Some 850 people died in the uprising.
Since his fall from power, Mubarak's health has appeared to worsen
significantly, and he has had repeated health scares.