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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