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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Mubarak to leave Egypt via German hospital?

There have been rumors broadcast all day on Monday that have Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak saving face by leaving Egypt via a German hospital.
Der Spiegel fleshes it out:
According to information obtained by SPIEGEL ONLINE, plans for a possible hospital stay in Germany are far more concrete than had been assumed so far. Talks are already being held with suitable hospitals, particularly with the Max-Grundig-Klinik Bühlerhöhe in the southwestern town of Bühl near Baden-Baden, SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned from sources close to the clinic. The hospital management declined to comment.
The luxury clinic has an excellent reputation, as well as a respected oncology department, and says on its website it offers “first-class medical care” and the “comfort and service of a top hotel.” Patients are accommodated in suites up to 200 square meters (2,152 square feet) in size. Former Ukrainian President Vickor Yushchenko and former Russian Economics Minister German Gref have been treated there.

In the past there have been rumors that Mubarak is suffering from cancer. During the spring of 2010, Mubarak had his gallbladder and an intestinal polyp removed in the Heidelberg University Clinic. Doctors in Heidelberg quashed the cancer rumors at the time.

Currently, Mubarak is residing in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in a holiday villa. Politicians from Germany’s center-right coalition government under Chancellor Angela Merkel have said in recent days they were open to a hospital stay by Mubarak in Germany.

“We need a peaceful transition in Egypt. If Germany can make a constructive contribution in an international framework, we should receive Hosni Mubarak — if he wants that,” said Andreas Schockenhoff, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party.
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At 7:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well if he's sick, but he hasn't been making those noises publicly and here in the states the Administration continues to back peddle publicly on a pressing need for him to step down...


At 7:41 AM, Blogger Batya said...

alive or dead?


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