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Egypt's Mubarak Sent Back to Prison After Health Improves

July 16, 2012

Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak was sent back to prison from the military hospital where he was being held, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported, citing a security source it didn’t identify.

The decision to move Mubarak, which reflects an improvement in his health, was announced by Adel el-Saeed, the deputy prosecutor general. An ambulance was seen leaving the hospital in the direction of the prison today.

Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison in June for failing to stop the killing of protesters who participated in the uprising against him. He was transferred to a military hospital after his health deteriorated. He had been held in the prison’s intensive care unit since his sentencing before being transferred to the hospital.

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