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Egypt 's Mubarak to remain in Red Sea hospital for "health reasons"

Arab World Materials 31 May 2011 20:42
Egypt's attorney-general announced Tuesday that former president Hosny Mubarak would not be moved from hospital at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh as his "health remained too weak," reported dpa .
Egypt 's Mubarak to remain in Red Sea hospital for "health reasons"

Egypt's attorney-general announced Tuesday that former president Hosny Mubarak would not be moved from hospital at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh as his "health remained too weak," reported dpa .

For weeks authorities have said that Mubarak, 83, is set to be transferred to the hospital in Tora prison in Cairo, where he is to face trial on charges of involvement in the deaths of protesters and corruption.

The attorney-general said the decision was based on a report by a committee of medical experts.

The former president has been in the Sharm el-Sheikh hospital since he suffered a heart attack following the first round of interrogations in April.

The attorney-general gave no indication of when the transfer might be re-evaluated.

Protesters have held several large rallies in recent weeks demanding more transparency and swifter justice in the cases against Mubarak and other officials.

Mubarak resigned from over 30 years in power on February 11, after 18 days of nationwide protests.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces have been in control of the country since then, along with an interim cabinet.

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