November 25, 2017

Mubarak being moved to prison in Cairo

See I am back in Cairo. Just a different address than before.

The former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, is being moved to a military hospital in Cairo after a doctor declared him well enough to travel.

He had been staying at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh since his forced resignation in February. Under questioning two weeks ago about corruption allegatons and his role in the death of protesters’ he suffered a heart attack.

He had been receiving treatment in private wing of the Sharm el-Sheikh hospital. Prosecutors said the 82-year-old was supposed to go to Tora prison hospital, but it was not ready to receive him.

But the public prosecutor, Abdul Maguid Mahmoud, said Mr Mubarak was now fit enough to be transferred to the Mazraa hospital at Tora prison.

Mr Mubarak’s two sons, Gamal and Alaa, along with a number of his inner circle are already being held at Tora prison.

Mubarak will first be moved to the International Medical Centre in Cairo. The Tora prison hospital is not set up for intensive care, and specialist cardiac treatment. Once the neccesary preparations have been made, Mubarak will be moved to Tora Prison.

Along with the corruption and protester ‘death order’ allegations, Mubarak is also charged with selling gas to Israel at discount prices.

Obviously in this part of the world, that is a crime against humanity.

The miltary council that now rules Egypt must be suffering mixed feelings about Mubarakbeing put on trial.

His removal leaves a power vacuum, that they are only too willing to fill, but he is still revered by many in the Military as their commander in Chief and a former hero in the fighting in the earlier wars against Israel.