Mubarak Is Hospitalized

Hosni Mubarak, the former autocratic president of Egypt who was forced out by the revolution two months ago, was abruptly hospitalized on Tuesday in the beach resort of Sharm el Sheikh, security and military officials said. The reason for the hospitalization was not clear.

Mr. Mubarak, 82, has been staying in Sharm el Sheikh since he left office. His hospitalization came two days after he was told he would be questioned in connection with possible charges of corruption and other crimes.

Little is publicly known about the state of Mr. Mubarak’s health, a taboo topic during his 30 years as the leader of Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country. As recently as 2007, a prominent newspaper editor, Ibrahim Eissa, was sentenced to six months in jail for publishing articles about Mr. Mubarak’s health. Rumors have circulated that Mr. Mubarak has suffered from pancreatic and colon cancer.

On Sunday, Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered the former president and his two sons, Gamal and Alaa, to be questioned in connection with a range of charges related to corruption and the use of violence against protesters during the country’s Jan. 25 Revolution, which unseated him on Feb. 11. More than 800 people were killed during the three-week uprising, according to Egypt’s health ministry.

Security officials said on Sunday that their interrogation of Mr. Mubarak would probably begin next week.

The prosecutor’s move follows growing pressure from Egyptians to prosecute their former leader. Last Friday, tens of thousands of people rallied in Tahrir Square in Cairo calling for Mr. Mubarak to be tried and for his associates — including some members of the military council that now rules the country — to face corruption charges.

A hard core of protesters has remained in Tahrir Square since that rally. They erected a barricade of barbed wire in the square after clashes with security forces before dawn on Saturday left at least two people dead and dozens injured. NYT

  • Beiruti

    Ben Ali = Hospitalized
    Mubarak = Hospitalized

    Karmas a Bitch.

    • Mosetsfire

      InshAllah Aoun never makes it to a hospital. I hope he dies in the street like the kalb he is.

      • PROPHET.T

        M&M, How could you invoke the name of almighty when you are wishing death on people?I hope you don’t claim to be one of the faithful ones?

        • Beiruti

          Coming from the man whos name is “Prophet”.

        • Fadi81

          this is exactly what Lebanons enemies do everyday! read any article or statment by these Iranian/Syrian proxies operating in our land…sometimes you have to lower yourself to there level in order for them to take you seriously, thats the only way to deal with fanatics who in their minds are still waging an ancient holy war…

      • libnan1

        I hope Aoun will always be around to through bones to barking klaab like you, your master Mubark and the rest of the kings. Egyptian shit….

        • Beiruti

          I dont know how you justified he’s Egyptian just because of his last name? Well atleast he’s concerned for the Lebanese people. Just shut up you March 8 Iranian piece of filth and slime.

        • Fadi81

          every dog has his day…Ya habibi Aoun has painted himself into a dark corner. Let him bow before Bashar and Khomieni like a good slave, but the rest of us free men will stand tall in the face of these tyrants. God Bless Lebanon and the mighty Cedars!

        • Mosetsfire

          I’ve explained this before, My forefathers came to Beirut in the early 1800s..Originally my family name is Hajjar, but people used to call my family “ya masri” and thats where the name originated, But I can assure you the last 5 generations on my fathers side have been in Lebanon and my moms family are from aschrafiye.

          But if your strongest argument against me is to call me Egyptian I guess I have no qualms. Mainly because some March 8 khara has no real opinion in my book, but maybe thats just me.

    • Amine123

      How about Bashar, when his turn will come… hopefully soon

      • Beiruti

        Yes Amine123 every dog has his day. If he doesn’t have his day on Earth. He will have it in hell.

      • Beiruti

        Yes Amine123 every dog has his day. If he doesn’t have his day on Earth. He will have it in hell.

  • Beiruti

    Ben Ali = Hospitalized
    Mubarak = Hospitalized

    Karmas a Bitch.

    • Mosetsfire

      InshAllah Aoun never makes it to a hospital. I hope he dies in the street like the kalb he is.

      • PROPHET.T

        M&M, How could you invoke the name of almighty when you are wishing death on people?I hope you don’t claim to be one of the faithful ones?

      • libnan1

        I hope Aoun will always be around to through bones to barking klaab like you, your master Mubark and the rest of the kings. Egyptian shit….

        • Beiruti

          I dont know how you justified he’s Egyptian just because of his last name? Well atleast he’s concerned for the Lebanese people. Just shut up you March 8 Iranian piece of filth and slime.

        • Mosetsfire

          I’ve explained this before, My forefathers came to Beirut in the early 1800s..Originally my family name is Hajjar, but people used to call my family “ya masri” and thats where the name originated, But I can assure you the last 5 generations on my fathers side have been in Lebanon and my moms family are from aschrafiye.

          But if your strongest argument against me is to call me Egyptian I guess I have no qualms. Mainly because some March 8 khara has no real opinion in my book, but maybe thats just me.

  • Anonymous

    Ben Ali = Hospitalized
    Mubarak = Hospitalized

    Karmas a Bitch.

    • InshAllah Aoun never makes it to a hospital. I hope he dies in the street like the kalb he is.

      • PROPHET.T

        M&M, How could you invoke the name of almighty when you are wishing death on people?I hope you don’t claim to be one of the faithful ones?

        • Anonymous

          Coming from the man whos name is “Prophet”.

        • Anonymous

          this is exactly what Lebanons enemies do everyday! read any article or statment by these Iranian/Syrian proxies operating in our land…sometimes you have to lower yourself to there level in order for them to take you seriously, thats the only way to deal with fanatics who in their minds are still waging an ancient holy war…

      • Anonymous

        I hope Aoun will always be around to through bones to barking klaab like you, your master Mubark and the rest of the kings. Egyptian shit….

        • Anonymous

          I dont know how you justified he’s Egyptian just because of his last name? Well atleast he’s concerned for the Lebanese people. Just shut up you March 8 Iranian piece of filth and slime.

        • Anonymous

          every dog has his day…Ya habibi Aoun has painted himself into a dark corner. Let him bow before Bashar and Khomieni like a good slave, but the rest of us free men will stand tall in the face of these tyrants. God Bless Lebanon and the mighty Cedars!

        • I’ve explained this before, My forefathers came to Beirut in the early 1800s..Originally my family name is Hajjar, but people used to call my family “ya masri” and thats where the name originated, But I can assure you the last 5 generations on my fathers side have been in Lebanon and my moms family are from aschrafiye.

          But if your strongest argument against me is to call me Egyptian I guess I have no qualms. Mainly because some March 8 khara has no real opinion in my book, but maybe thats just me.

    • Anonymous

      How about Bashar, when his turn will come… hopefully soon

      • Anonymous

        Yes Amine123 every dog has his day. If he doesn’t have his day on Earth. He will have it in hell.

      • Anonymous

        Yes Amine123 every dog has his day. If he doesn’t have his day on Earth. He will have it in hell.

  • antar2011

    3o2bal Bashaar to be killed by the stomping of his poeple’s feet.

    like rubbish.

  • Anonymous

    3o2bal Bashaar to be killed by the stomping of his poeple’s feet.

    the 7aqeer he is.

  • Anonymous

    3o2bal Bashaar to be killed by the stomping of his poeple’s feet.

    the 7aqeer he is.

  • Anonymous

    3o2bal Bashaar to be killed by the stomping of his poeple’s feet.

    the 7aqeer he is.

  • Patience2

    I’m sick, I’m sick ….. pity me!

  • Patience2

    I’m sick, I’m sick ….. pity me!

  • Anonymous

    I’m sick, I’m sick ….. pity me!