Update: Tearful Mubarak resists return to prison after sentencing

by Stanley AzuakolaHow are the mighty fallen!

Hosni Mubarak, under whose whims and firm grip Egyptians had fallen in line for decades, was sentenced to life in prison this morning, and he wept.

Egyptian security officials say Hosni Mubarak resisted leaving the helicopter that flew him to a prison hospital for the first time, after the sentencing.

The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the 84-year old Mubarak was tearful as he pleaded with his escorts and the prison officials to take him back to the military hospital where he has stayed since his trial began August 3. It took his escorts 30 minutes to persuade him to leave the aircraft and enter Torah Prison’s hospital.

It is the first time Mubarak will be held in a prison hospital since he was detained during his trail.

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