Egypt's Mubarak to stay in hospital as health worsens
ReutersCAIRO -- Egypt's deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence for his role in killing protesters during a 2011 revolt, will stay in an army hospital for at least two weeks after his health deteriorated, his lawyer said on Friday.
December 29, 2012, 12:05 am TWN
The state of Mubarak's already fragile health has been the subject of intense speculation in Egypt and he has spent much of the time before and after his trial in various hospitals.
On Thursday evening, the 84-year-old former leader was transferred to an army hospital from his prison clinic after fracturing a rib in a recent fall.
“He will stay in the hospital for about 15 days,” Mohamed Abdel Razek, his lawyer, told Reuters.
“The president's health is stable, thank God. He underwent X-rays on his body and now he will get proper treatment in the hospital for all his bone problems he has been suffering from.”