Cairo court to examine case for Mubarak pardon
Cairo's Administrative Court will hold a session on Tuesday to look into a case arguing that ousted president Hosni Mubarak be pardoned on health grounds Al Ahram online reported.
Mubarak's lawyer, Mohamed Abdel-Razek, asserts that the former strongman's health is deteriorating and that services offered by the prison hospital are not sufficient to deal with his case, citing Mubarak's physician at the military hospital.
Mubarak has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his failure, as president, to prevent the deaths of protesters during last year's 18-day uprising.
The former dictator handed over his authorities to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on 11 February 2011 after 18 days of popular revolt.