Rights delegation visits Mubarak in prison hospital

A delegation from the National Council for Human Rights visited Tora Prison Hospital Saturday to investigate the detention conditions of former President Hosni Mubarak.

Mubarak's lawyer Farid al-Deeb submitted a complaint to the NCHR, handwritten by Mubarak’s son Gamal, demanding the intervention of the council to transfer his father from Tora Prison Hospital to a military hospital, saying the prison was inappropriate for his health setbacks and that the hospital had limited medical services.

The delegation, which included Hafez Abu Seada, Youssef al-Qaeed, Nasser Amin, and Osama al-Ghazali Harb, inspected Tora Prison Hospital whether it was suitable for Mubarak’s health condition.

On 2 June, the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly to 25 years in prison, the maximum possible sentence under Egyptian law, for doing nothing to stop the killing of peaceful protesters during the 25 January revolution.

State-run Al-Ahram newspaper said on its website the council delegation the prison for about three hours and met Mubarak and his son.

The newspaper added that the delegation initially said the hospital was suitable for Mubarak's health, adding it would prepare a detailed report on the visit and submit it to the NCHR and the general prosecutor.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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