Mubarak's health 'deteriorates'

Egypt's state news agency is reporting that the health of former president Hosni Mubarak has deteriorated and he has been transfered from prison in Cairo to a military hospital. He was sentenced to life in jail on Sunday.

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Mubarak admitted to prison hospital

Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak has been admitted to Tora prison hospital after he was sentenced to the life imprisonment earlier today, according to a state news agency.

MENA has reported that Mr Mubarak was taken to the prison hospital following a "health crisis". The news agency said:

Mubarak has entered to Tora prison hospital after coming out from the aircraft that was transferring him from court to prison

Egypt vote candidate says 'no one is above the law'

Egypt's Ahmed Shafiq, a former military man who will compete with the Muslim Brotherhood in a run-off presidential vote this month, said the jailing of Hosni Mubarak proved no one was above the law.

Responding to critics who say Shafiq, who was also Mubarak's last prime minister, would revive the old order he said:

We do not have a right to comment on judicial rulings but this verdict indicates that no one is above questioning if the law requires. Those rulings certainly disprove any claims that a presidential candidate can reproduce a ruling system that has ended.


Mubarak suffers 'health crisis'

Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has suffered "a health crisis" upon arrival at prison after he was given a life sentence over the killing of protesters in the uprising against his rule, state television reported.

"Mubarak was afflicted by a health crisis upon his arrival at Torah Prison and is being treated in the helicopter," the report said, quoting a medical source, referring to the helicopter that transferred him to the jail.

Muslim Brotherhood calls for Mubarak retrial

Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and other defendants standing trial with him must be retried with solid evidence, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said in a statement issued by the campaign of its presidential candidate.

The public prosecutor did not carry out its full duty in gathering adequate evidence to convict the accused for killing protesters.

– Yasser Ali, official spokesman for the Mohamed Mursi campaign

Mubarak trial: the verdicts and sentences

  • Hosni Mubarak: Guilty of conspiring in the killing of protesters - life imprisonment. Found not guilty of corruption charges
  • Alaa and Gamal Mubarak: Not guilty of corruption
  • Former Interior Minister Habib al-Aldy: Guilty of conspiring in killing of protesters - life imprisonment
  • Four aides of al-Aldy: Not guilty of charges of complicity, instigation and providing assistance in the murder and attempted murder of protesters


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