Egyptian public prosecutor Abdel-Maguid Mahmoud on April 25 ordered ousted president Hosni Mubarak transferred from a private hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh to a prison hospital in Cairo. Mahmoud ordered the transfer after Mubarak’s doctor cleared him to travel. Mubarak was hospitalized for heart trouble shortly after his resignation. Prosecutors have urged Mubarak’s transfer so that he may be questioned by officials about allegations ranging from embezzlement to murder. The Egyptian Ministry of Interior will oversee Mubarak’s transfer first to a military prison and then to the hospital in Tora Prison where he will be held for questioning.
Last month, a commission of Arab and Egyptian human rights groups accused the former president and the country’s police of murdering protesters during the demonstrations in Egypt early this year. The joint commission submitted their report to Egypt’s top prosecutor for further investigation. The Supreme Military Council of Egypt, which assumed power after Mubarak’s resignation, instructed Egypt’s top prosecutor to investigate the death of protesters during the three weeks of demonstrations in the country. Following the demonstrations, Egypt’s chief prosecutor requested in February that Foreign Ministry officials take steps to freeze any foreign assets belonging to Mubarak and his family.
From Jurist, April 25. Used with permission.