Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mubarak health care allows trial

Egyptian Health Minister, Amr Helmy, said the president's health status is stable Hosni Mubarak, so there are no impediments to the transfer to Cairo to appear in court next Wednesday. Helmy, quoted by state news agency Mena said that "according to the daily reports received by the Ministry of Health, the state of Mubarak is almost stable and so far there is nothing to prevent his transfer to Cairo." On July 26, the attending physician at the Hospital of Sharm el-Sheikh told the "acute stage of weakness" of the deposed president, who has stopped eating and only eat liquids.

Also, Helmy said Mubarak, who was admitted on 12 April in a hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh after suffering a heart attack, will be escorted to the Egyptian capital by a team of doctors and specialists. The health minister said his ministry is preparing an emergency plan to ensure security during the trial against Mubarak, his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, and businessman Hussein Salem was arrested in Spain.

Among other measures, the authorities will send ambulances to the scene of the trial and to install mobile clinics. Hours earlier, security sources reported that Mubarak had signed today the official notification of his trial to be held at the Police Academy, located in the affluent suburb of New Cairo, in the east of the city.

The president and his offspring, provisionally detained since last April 13, are accused of abuse of power, unjust enrichment and of involvement in attacks on demonstrators during the Revolution of January 25.

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