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Egypt's Mubarak flown from prison to hospital: sources
August 22, 2013 / 2:08 PM / in 4 years

Egypt's Mubarak flown from prison to hospital: sources

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.

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

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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