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Friday 18 April 2014

Mubarak in hospital after jail fall

Hosni Mubarak has been transferred to a Cairo military hospital following a fall

Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt, has been transferred to a Cairo military hospital after slipping and injuring his head and chest in prison, according to an Egyptian security official.

For months, there have been conflicting reports about the health of 84-year old Mr Mubarak, who was sentenced in June to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of hundreds of protesters during last year's uprising.

He is the first Arab president to serve a prison sentence.

General Mohammed Ibrahim, the deputy interior minister, said Mr Mubarak will be returned to prison after treatment.

Mr Mubarak fell in the prison bathroom on Saturday.

The hospital is located in a Cairo suburb of Maadi.

Mr Mubarak's family and lawyer have urged authorities to keep him in the hospital and complained about poor prison facilities.

Press Association

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