Egypt: Former President Hosni Mubarak Declared ‘Clinically Dead’ After Suffering Stroke
Update: Mubarak now said to be in a coma – “Security officials say Hosni Mubarak is in a coma but off of life support and his heart and other vital organs are functioning.Overnight, state media reported that the 84-year old former president, who was ousted in last year’s uprising, suffered a stroke and was put on life support. He was later transferred to a military hospital from the Cairo prison hospital where he recently began serving a life sentence.” Read more …
Fox News – “CAIRO – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s heart has stopped beating and is not responding to defibrillation, Egyptian state news agency reports.Egypt’s State TV says Mubarak is ‘clinically dead.’
An Interior Ministry spokesman said Mubarak was moved from prison to a military hospital after reports that he suffered a stroke and his condition had rapidly worsened.
The spokesman Alaa Mahmoud says Mubarak was moved by ambulance from the hospital in Torah Prison to nearby Maadi Hospital in southern Cairo. The military facility is where Mubarak’s predecessor Anwar Sadat was declared dead after being shot by Islamic extremists in 1981.
Earlier, the state news agency said Mubarak’s health condition rapidly deteriorated, with his heart stopping briefly, then suffering a stroke. It also reported that his doctors were giving him medications to break up blood clots.
State TV said Mubarak was in a ‘critical’ condition and had been placed on a respirator. A defibrillator was used to restart Mubarak’s heart after it stopped briefly.” Read more.