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Recovering Mubarak sent back to prison

After moving into a hospital last month, Hosni Mubarak has been ordered back to prison by the Egyptian public prosecutor, who said that the former president's health has improved.

Varying reports surfaced in June regarding Mubarak's health; some said he was in a coma and on life support.

On Monday, a medical committee that had been tasked with reviewing Mubarak's health came to the conclusion that he no longer needed advanced treatment in a hospital facility and that he could be moved back to prison.

"The medical committee's members have unanimously reached that his medical condition is currently stable under the use of medication," said a statement from the prosecution.

The 84-year-old was sentenced to life in prison on June 2 for his failure to protect demonstrators during the January 2011 popular uprising that cost some protesters their lives and eventually led to the fall of Mubarak's 30-year regime.

mz/mkg (AFP, Reuters)