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Former Indonesian Leader Suharto Admitted to Hospital

Doctors in Indonesia say former President Suharto is in unstable condition after being hospitalized in Jakarta for intestinal bleeding.

The 84-year-old former leader was taken to Jakarta's Pertamina hospital late Thursday and received a blood transfusion due to low red blood cell levels.

Medical officials say they are trying to stop the bleeding, and that he is having problems swallowing food.

Suharto ruled Indonesia with an iron grip for more than three decades, and was forced to step down in 1998 following mounting civil unrest and allegations of corruption.

Since then, he has suffered numerous health problems, including intestinal bleeding and strokes. He avoided trial for alleged graft because of his health.