CAIRO, May 30 (UPI) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak denies accusations that he ordered his forces to use live ammunition against protesters, Mubarak's attorney said.
Fareed el-Deeb also said Sunday Mubarak is "in very bad health," suffering from a heart condition and a relapse of colon cancer, Bikya Masr reported Monday.
The Egyptian prosecutor general's office said Mubarak faces several criminal charges, including using his position to illegally acquire wealth. The ousted leader could face the death penalty if he was found guilty on the charges of authorizing the killing of protesters.
Deeb denied that Mubarak authorized use of force or live ammunition against protesters calling for his removal.
The attorney said Mubarak is "very sorry because he did not imagine such accusations," adding that Mubarak denies accusations and charges against him. Nearly a thousand people were killed during the 18-day revolution, including nearly 50 police officers.
Justice Minister Mohamed Abdel-Aziz el-Guindy said an official order requesting the Hosni's transfer from the International Hospital in Sharm el-Sheik to Cairo will be issued "soon."
Also, former Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman now is a witness against Mubarak, and will testify that Mubarak was told security services were using live ammunition against protesters at Tahrir and other places, sources told Bikya Masr.
The official also said the investigation indicates Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly and senior police officials cooperated to deliberately kill protesters.