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Breaking News:Hosni Mubarak on life support after heart failure – RT

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is unconscious and in critical condition, officials say. He was reportedly put on a respirator after his heart stopped as he arrived at a military hospital.

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“Hosni Mubarak is clinically dead,” the official MENA news agency reported soon after Mubarak had been moved to a military hospital in Cairo after suffering a heart attack and a stroke. “Medical sources told MENA his heart had stopped beating and did not respond to defibrillation.”

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Later reports, however, suggested that Mubarak is not clinically dead but remains in a coma and on life support. Mubarak’s lawyer has also confirmed the ex-president is alive and on a life support, Reuters reported.
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As Mubarak fights for his life in a hospital bed, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have flooded Tahrir Square to protest the ruling military council’s decision to grant itself legislative power.

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Hosni Mubarak, 84, had been moved to a military hospital in Cairo on Tuesday, after suffering a heart attack, after which he went into a coma. Mubarak suffered from high blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat.

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Controversial news of Mubarak’s clinical death comes weeks after an Egyptian court sentenced the former president to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of over 800 protesters during the 2011 revolution that resulted in his ouster.

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His conviction sparked renewed demonstrations on Tahrir Square, with many Egyptians claiming Mubarak should have been put to death.

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Despite being arrested last April, poor health had kept Mubarak under the care of medical professional rather than a prison warden.

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Prior to being moved to a military hospital just within Cairo city limits, he had spent time at a medical care facility in his beloved Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik.

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After being visited by his family, Mubarak allegedly told his wife Suzanne, “They brought me here to kill me,” Reuters quotes the Egyptian Al Masry Al Youm daily as saying, citing anonymous sources.

 

 

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RT.

Jun 20, 2012

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Egypt’s Mubarak ‘close to death’

by. VOR
There are conflicting reports about the health of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Some media reports say he is clinically dead, but Nile TV said attempts were continuing to revive him.

The 84-year-old is said to have had a stroke, and was moved from prison to life support in an army hospital.

Mubarak was removed in last year’s uprising, and jailed earlier this month for his role in the death of protesters before his removal.

There have been frequent reports since then that his health has deteriorated, many of which have proved wrong.

The news comes as tens of thousands of people protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against a move by the ruling military council to assume new powers.

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Jun 20, 2012