Mubarak sicker with cancer, his lawyer says
June 20th, 2011
05:53 PM ET

Mubarak sicker with cancer, his lawyer says

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's health is deteriorating as he struggles with complications from stomach cancer, his lawyer said Monday.

Mubarak has been held in a hospital in the resort community of Sharm el-Sheikh since mid-April after complaining of heart palpitations. Egyptian prosecutors said earlier this month that the former leader is too ill for transfer to a prison hospital in Tora, concluding that the hospital cannot accommodate Mubarak's needs.

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  1. stewie

    Shouldn't they have had an article on him being sick before they had one on him being sicker?

    June 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. George Patton

    I wonder if this is not just another ploy to keep Hosni Mubarak from facing justice. These right-wing fanatics will do anything to dodge their responsibilities since most, if not all of them are sociopaths anyway.

    June 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    This reminds me of a downed passenger jet and mercy in Libya.
    Cancer is a terrible thing.

    June 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. leeintulsa

    Funny how he was feeling no pain *before* the inquisition. Afraid to face the kind of justice he doled out.

    Probably a ploy to make his impending suicide 'honorable'.

    Good night, hosni.

    June 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Cancer is indeed a terrible thing.

    I find it most curious that Mr. Patton would use the term "right-wing fanatic" when describing Mr. Mubarek.

    It seems to me that he was anything but.

    June 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. stewie

    Left-wing and right-wing extremists are both sociopath's so what exactly is your point?

    June 20, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @stewie

    That mubarek was a...what's that word.....oh yeah, a dictator.
    And that patton is a troll.
    Don't know banasy, or her humor, do ya?

    June 20, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. stewie

    @@stewie: What in the world are you babbling about. Your statements are pointless since it has nothing to do with what I said.

    June 21, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Tsk! Tsk!

    Poor Mubarak. Can't those billions that his family amassed with our help do nothing for him now ? Perhaps his staunch ally Israel or the Saudi royals can yet bail him out.

    June 21, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. Riff*Raff

    Only in Egypt does chest pains correlate to stomach cancer. What about his wife who supposedly suffered a heart attack as well while in custody? Maybe it was just a panic attack at realizing her fate. The more news reports I hear from this part of the world the less I believe. The real story is whatever they want to tell us. Similar to Syria's armed gangs theory and Yemen's(?) president unhurt in a bombing in his home mosque, yet whisked away to another country for medical treatment. A story has been posted daily and I still can't tell truth from fiction.
    While I'm not one who wishes the worst on someone, perhaps his pain will reflect some of what he has inflicted on his own people during his reign. Karma does come back around, eventually. (At least he stepped down before butchering his own people with tanks and machine guns.)

    June 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @@@stewie

    I'm confused!

    June 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. @@@@stewie

    Not as much as I am.

    June 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |