Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has been transferred from a prison hospital to a military one after falling and fracturing some ribs.
The 84-year-old, who is serving a life sentence, is also suffering from a build-up of fluid in his lungs,
according to the country’s official news agency, MENA.
Mubarak’s lawyers are demanding he remain in the military hospital permanently, in order to have access to better care.
Some people do feel sorry for the former leader, like one man in Cairo’s Tahrir Square who said: “What has happened to Mubarak since he was ousted as president is punishment enough. I hope that God helps him to recover.
“I’m sure he has learned his lesson, especially with the circumstances he lives under in jail,” he added.
However, there are those who are still angry and whose scepticism outweighs any sympathy.
“We don’t believe that Mubarak is really sick. The disaster we lived through because of his policies made us not believe anything about him. We also don’t believe the government now, or what they say about his sickness because there is a lot of hate,” said another man in the capital.
After three decades in power, Mubarak came to court last year on a hospital gurney amid claims his health was deteriorating. He was said to have been in a coma in June.
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