Hosni Mubarak, the deposed president of Egypt, will soon be transferred to a military hospital in Cairo from a facility in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, after a doctor determined he was well enough to be moved.
According to Egypt’s prosecutor-general, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud, Mubarak will subsequently be moved to a hospital at the Tora prison near Cairo.
Mubarak reportedly suffered a heart attack two weeks ago during an interrogation by state prosecutors.
The military council that currently rules Egypt on an interim basis is seeking to try the 82-year old Mubarak on charges of massive corruption and allegations that he ordered security officers to shoot and kill protesters during the February uprising that forced him from power.
More than 800 people are reported to have died during the unrest.
He will also face questions about why his regime sold gas to Israel at below-market prices.
Mubarak's two sons, Gamal and Alaa, as well as other prominent figures of the former regime, are already being detained at Tora prison, and faces similar charges.
The military council’s apparent willingness to fully prosecute Mubarak (who was widely regarded as a hero by many in the army), his family and cohorts may appease the anxieties of opposition groups who feared that the new regime would balk at such measures.