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Egypt's Ousted President in Prison Hospital

Egypt's Ousted President in Prison Hospital

Security officials say Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi spent his first night in a civilian penitentiary in a hospital room after he complained he wasn't feeling well.

Published November 5, 2013

CAIRO (AP) — Security officials say Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi spent his first night in a civilian penitentiary in a hospital room after he complained he wasn't feeling well.

Morsi was transferred to a maximum security prison in a remote desert area near Alexandria, Egypt's second city, after his first trial session was adjourned to Jan. 8. It was his first appearance following his July ouster. Since then, he has been held in a secret military facility.

Upon arrival to the prison, the 62-year-old Morsi complained of high blood pressure and high blood sugar, officials said Tuesday, speaking anonymously because they weren't authorized to brief reporters.

They said he was taken to a prison hospital room with a separate bathroom and a TV. The Interior Ministry said he was receiving regular check-ups.

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Written by Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press

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