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Egypt: Mubarak once again in military hospital

In this June 2, 2012 file photo, Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak lays on a gurney inside a barred cage in the police academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt. Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killing of protesters during last year's revolution that forced him from power, a verdict that caps a stunning fall from grace for a man who ruled the country as his personal fiefdom for nearly three decades.(AP Photo/File)
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's deputy interior minister says that ousted President Hosni Mubarak has been transferred to a military hospital from his prison cell for the second time in a week following complications from a recent injury.

Mubarak is serving a life term after being sentenced in June for failing to stop the killing of hundreds of protesters during last year's uprising.

Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ibrahim said Thursday that the 84-year old Mubarak had been moved to the hospital in Cairo's Maadi suburb after reports showed his condition was deteriorating and he needed more medical attention.

Mubarak was hospitalized last week for x-rays of his head and ribs after he fell in a prison bathroom. His lawyers have asked authorities to return him to the hospital which had better facilities than the prison.
 
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