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    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was moved back to prison from a military hospital on Monday following notable improvement in his health, Egypt’s al-Ahram newspaper said.

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was moved back to prison from a military hospital on Monday following notable improvement in his health, Egypt’s al-Ahram newspaper said.

    Mubarak, 84, was hospitalized with a heart failure on June 2 after he received a life sentence for ordering the killing of protesters in the spring of 2011. He reportedly suffered a second heart attack and a stroke on June 20.

    Egyptian Prosecutor-General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud on Monday ordered Mubarak’s transfer after a medical committee had decided that he did not need advanced hospital care, despite earlier reports that he was in a coma and on life support.

    Mubarak was overthrown in February 2011 after an 18-day popular uprising. Over 800 people were killed during the revolt. Many protesters were shot dead by security forces.

    Egypt had been ruled by the Supreme Military Council after Mubarak’s ouster until the June 16-17 elections saw Islamist President Mohamed Morsi come to power in the country.

     

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