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. Benn

    He looks pretty angry.

    December 27, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. Seamusgirl

    Sure, he fell. I would not buy that story even if it was in an American prison. Also @Benn, I think he looks more arrogant than angry. That is a pure Khadaffi look, it says , "My people love me, I will never be convicted"–LOL. I think we will probably see a similar look on Assad's face if things keep deteriorating for him.
    Amazing, they NEVER get it until they are beat up in prison or carried and beaten before being shot on a jeep in the desert. OR in a hole in the middle of po dunk Iraq.

    December 27, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. jbm66

    Looks like the egyptians are beginning to wish they never overthrew Mubarak. Now that they are getting an islamist govt. I guess the did not learn the lesson of the Iranian disaster of 1979...

    December 27, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Sid

      So much so that they overwhelmingly voted for the current administration. Reality check sir.

      December 27, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      The majority of Egyptians voted for a secular democratic government. Too long under autocrats, but unprepared for real democracy.

      December 27, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Meki60

    Hiliary should be there with him, that would scare the life out of him.

    December 27, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. DickPerry

    At least his not in an american prison. Then he would been sodomized as well while falling..

    December 27, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • DickPerry

      Its the american way.. People wont forget Abu Ghraib.. 🙂

      December 27, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Abe

    Wonder if the doctors used air quotes and a sarcastic tone when they said the word..."fell".

    December 27, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. Old Shoe

    If the Muslim Brotherhood gains power in Egypt, that country will become Iran II. And our president wants to give Egypt 20 F-16 fighters and 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks. NOT good.

    December 27, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    The last I heard about Mubarek was that he was brain dead. Unless he had a miraculous recovery, how does a brain dead individual have a slip and fall in the bathroom?

    December 27, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jeremy

    Sad it sounds,"those killed where fewer, compared to the palestians he saved".Amen God Bless!

    December 27, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. the prophet

    Not going to make it , People of the world do not meet the governments they can sustain themselves

    December 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. the prophet

    The guy is fine they want to see the emotions from public , and if he is already expired they would say he is ill !!!

    December 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sam

    Finally some good news in the world !

    December 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. the prophet

    Government work I a conning way but average people lock knowledge

    December 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. the prophet

    Too many rats

    December 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ziddy

    Falling over when your old is serious business. You should wear inflatable padding at all times.

    December 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
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