December 28th, 2012
01:39 AM ET

Ailing Mubarak returned to military hospital after fall

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was transferred to a military hospital after doctors found fractures in his ribs from a recent fall, his lawyer said.

Mubarak is serving a life sentence in a Cairo prison for his role in the deaths of protesters during last year's uprising.

The 84-year-old suffered a head injury and a bruised chest when he slipped in a prison hospital bathroom this month.

Last week, he was taken to a military hospital for X-rays on his head and ribs, and returned to Tora prison the same night, according to his lawyer, Farid El Deeb.

Doctors determined his condition requires more attention and better medical equipment not available at the prison, his lawyer said.

The lawyer is demanding that Mubarak remain at the military hospital permanently so he can get access to proper care.

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