Middle East

Egypt's Mubarak Transferred to Military Hospital

In this Sept. 2010 file photo, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak listens as Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu, unseen, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

In this Sept. 2010 file photo, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak listens as Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu, unseen, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP)

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt -- The former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was transferred to a military hospital where he will remain under guard pending questioning, state media said Friday.

The ailing Mubarak was detained at a civilian hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh for 15 days while prosecutors investigate allegations of corruption and ordering the killings of protesters in the uprising against his rule, which ended Feb. 11.

The location of the military hospital was not disclosed. The state MENA news agency said he would be moved to prison once his condition improved.

Mubarak has been hospitalized since reportedly suffering heart problems during questioning this week. His two sons, who are also under investigation, were detained at a Cairo prison.