CAIRO: Officers in charge of guarding the room of former President Hosni Mubarak at Maadi Military Hospital heard him groaning in pain Thursday, and found him writhing on the ground, Youm7 reported the officer as telling Maadi prosecution Saturday.
Mubarak, 86, fell in his bathroom, according to news reports. He underwent surgery the same day for a fractured femur.
The former president, who ruled Egypt for 30 years, has been detained for most of the time since his overthrow in 2011, albeit in hospitals, as Egyptian law allows custody for up to two years pending trial.
He was handed a three-year prison sentence May 21 for embezzling 125 million EGP ($17 million) in public funds. Gamal and Alaa, Mubarak’s two sons, were sentenced to four years in the same case.
Faree al-Deeb, Mubarak’s lawyer, has requested to appeal the verdict rather than challenge it before the Cassation Court.
After his May sentence, the Maadi Military Hospital released a medical report on Mubarak’s condition on May 25, stating that he is “in good health” and could be transferred to Tora Prison hospital.
Tora Prison hospital also submitted a report to Attorney General Hisham Barakat stating that the hospital was ready to receive Mubarak.
Mubarak is scheduled to attend a court session July 6 in his retrial for the killing of protesters during the January 25 Revolution that toppled him.
However, with his latest medical problems, Mubarak will likely be unable to attend his next court session scheduled for July 6. Doctors advised him to rest and not to move for several months until he recovers, medical sources told Youm7.