The defense will appeal the verdict against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was sentenced this morning to life in prison, said one of his lawyers. An appeal will also be submitted by the Attorney General in protest against what he called a “diplomatic” decision by the court. The prosecution requested the death penalty for Mubarak.
The 84-year-old politician has already been rushed to the hospital of Cairo’s Tora prison, where he will serve his sentence. Meanwhile, an Egyptian daily has reported that the former Egyptian leader refused to get out of the ambulance and enter the Tora prison hospital. He was in a “psychotic and hysterical situation” and was crying, the report said. “I served this country”, he shouted, according to the newspaper. Security men tried to convince him over the need to get off because it is a court ruling and the decision of the Attorney General, and it will be implemented in any case. The controversy took more than 15 minutes, and then Mubarak got out of the ambulance and moved to his bed within the prison hospital.
The plane carrying the former Egyptian President landed in Tora prison, moments after the ruling of the judges .