Egypt's Mubarak flown from prison to hospital: sources

CAIRO Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:32am EDT

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak gesture as the helicopter carrying him leaves the Tora prison on the outskirts of Cairo August 22, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak gesture as the helicopter carrying him leaves the Tora prison on the outskirts of Cairo August 22, 2013.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was flown from prison to a nearby hospital on Thursday, officials said, after judicial authorities ordered his release from jail.

A medical helicopter was seen departing from Tora prison on the southern outskirts of Cairo. It landed minutes later at a military hospital in the nearby suburb of Maadi.

(Writing by Tom Perry/Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Alistair Lyon)

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mustafaspeaks wrote:
EGYPT UNDER AL-SISI: Mubarak Flown from Prison to Hospital;
Mursi Flown from Prison to Morgue.

Aug 22, 2013 10:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Trains1992 wrote:
Did Mubarak write a book during his imprisonment?

Aug 22, 2013 10:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:
Dictator Mubarak toppled. Muslim Brotherhood elected to power, then toppled. Riots in the streets. Army shooting people for chanting. Release the dictator from prison to see what happens.

This place needs some more self-inflicted problems. Maybe a dragon. And some locusts.

Aug 22, 2013 10:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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