Report: Recovering Mubarak ordered back to prison

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled into an ambulance following his verdict hearing in Cairo in this June 2, 2012 file photo. STR/AFP/GettyImages

(AP) CAIRO - Egypt's official news agency says the prosecutor general has ordered that ex-President Hosni Mubarak be moved from a lush military hospital back to prison, now that his health has improved.

It was an indication of Mubarak's stabilizing health after he was rushed from a prison hospital last month.

At the time, he was said to be near death after suffering a stroke.

Prosecutor General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud's decision means Mubarak could be back in prison later Monday.

The 84-year-old Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of hundreds of protesters during last year's uprising against his regime.

He was held in a military hospital before the verdict, and after a brief incarceration in a prison hospital, he was taken back to a military facility.

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