Monday, July 18, 2011

Mubarak said in coma

The former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has fallen into a coma, according to his lawyer. He had been informed of a sudden deterioration in health, the lawyer Farid al Dib on Sunday said the news agency Reuters, without giving further details.

By a person familiar with the process it was said that Mubarak sometimes fall into a coma, but the condition was stable. The director of the luxury-Sinai Hospital in Bath Sharm el Sheikh, Mubarak is staying in since June under arrest denied, however, that he had fallen into a coma. Reported this to the Egyptian news website "youm7".

Mubarak has been treated primarily because of heart problems. The case against Mubarak is on 3 August start. Mubarak was overthrown by a popular uprising in February. He is in a hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh. From August, the longtime head of state should stand trial. Mubarak will be accused of the killing of demonstrators and abuse of power.

The 83-year-old denies the allegations. In the mass protests that led in February to overthrow Mubarak, nearly 900 people were killed.

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