Lawyer: Egypt's Mubarak sent to hospital for fractured ribs
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sits inside a cage in a courtroom during his verdict hearing in Cairo on June 2, 2012.
December 27th, 2012
10:01 AM ET

Lawyer: Egypt's Mubarak sent to hospital for fractured ribs

[Updated at 10:01 a.m. ET] Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was ordered to a military hospital after a report conducted by doctors stated that he had fractures in three of his ribs after he slipped in a prison hospital
bathroom this month, his lawyer Farid El Deeb told CNN.

[Posted at 8:19 a.m. ET] Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence in a Cairo prison, is being transferred to a military hospital for medical treatment, state-run TV reported Thursday.

Egypt's state prosecutor ordered the transfer. An update of Mubarak's health was not given.

Mubarak suffered a head injury and a bruised chest when he slipped in a prison hospital bathroom this month. The 84-year-old is serving a life sentence in Cairo's Tora prison for his role in the killing of pro-reform demonstrators during Egypt's recent revolution.


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  1. ala granny

    Look closer. His eyes are closed. The sunglasses and rolex and clothes are supposed to fool the masses that he's concious. In all of Egypt, the "best" story the officials could come up with is "Fell in bathroom!" ??? My first grade grandson could come up with a better fictional story. Look! He's not dead! Just sleeping! Right. He looks like he's got pan makeup on too.

    December 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ken

    Three fractured ribs and a head injury from slipping in the shower. And it happened earlier this month. And is only reported now. Well he is 84, so the bones are more briitle and easier to break. Still, three ribs??

    December 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Thomas

    Anyone believe he actually fell in the bathroom?

    December 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christina-Xena

      Like yeaaaa .....sorry to head guard,but Mubarak "fell" against my fist and knee!

      December 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • April

      Yes, and I also believe in the tooth fairy and that groundhogs predict weather

      January 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Moonshyne

    He didn't slip, he was beaten. Next thing we'll hear is how he committed suicide or had a heart attack and died. This guy will be murdered in jail. Brutal reality in those third world countries.

    December 27, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Moonshyne

    Yeah, no kidding eh? He was obviously beaten..stay tuned for his upcoming "suicide"..

    December 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. KwaiChangCain

    Maybe he was playing linebacker for annual Guards vs Inmates football game? Hey, I just saw "The Longest Yard"... The good version with Burt Reynolds. Hosni looks like the linebacker type of weekend warrior.

    December 28, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. weeknow

    This Guy Mubark , still look like he's calling the shot's from his Cell? Can you say Morii

    December 28, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. journalinstinct

    I wouldn't wish this type of torture on my worst enemy even if he was a malicious dictator.

    December 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Naren Sahu

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    December 31, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Bhetawi

    Weather he "Fall in the Bathroom " or "Beaten"
    or "Died of heart attack" or "Got killed"
    Whatever come up on him he deaserv it

    December 31, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ben Rivera

    Mubarak was still better for the U.S. than a mob ruled Egypt.. so much for democracy in the middle east. Lets hope the military steps in again and cleans it up.

    December 31, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. Real Patriot

    ok seriously why is he allowed sunglasses in prison, we should get to see his beady eyes

    December 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeremy

    they sure did a number on him.

    January 1, 2013 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
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