CAIRO: Former speaker of Egypt’s 2012 People’s Assembly Saad al-Katatni, 63, was transferred to Manial Hospital Thursday after his health deteriorated in prison, Youm7 reported.
A source told Youm7 that the chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party is decided to stay in the hospital for several days until he recovers. Security personnel have been deployed at Katatni’s room.
Katatni’s lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud said he has not contacted Katatni and has no information on the nature of his condition.
It is likely that Katatni’s family heads to the hospital to check on his health, the lawyer added.
Pictures of Katatni in a December hearing of one of his trials went viral on social media, after some activists and Brotherhood supporters compared them with older pictures.
The Brotherhood supporters noted that Katatni seems to have lost weight and generally looks unhealthy.
Katatni, jailed since the July 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, was sentenced to death in June over a 2011 mass jailbreak; he stands other trials.