Ex-Egypt leader Hosni Mubarak in coma
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has had complications from stomach cancer, his family lawyer said in June.
July 17th, 2011
01:36 PM ET

Ex-Egypt leader Hosni Mubarak in coma

Ousted Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak has lapsed into a coma after months of ill health, his attorney and a hospital official said Sunday.

The 83-year-old ex-ruler fell into a coma around noon (6 a.m. ET), Mubarak lawyer Farid El Deeb told CNN. Hospital officials initially denied the report to Egypt's state-run Nile TV, but Mohamed Fathalla, the head of the Sharm el-Sheikh facility where Mubarak was being held confirmed Mubarak's condition Sunday evening.

"Yes, he is in a coma," Fathalla said.

Mubarak faces trial in August on charges of ordering police to kill anti-government protesters during the uprising that forced him from office in February. He faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

He was hospitalized after suffering heart palpitations in April and has been struggling with complications from stomach cancer, his family lawyer said in June.

Mubarak stepped down February 11 after an 18-day uprising during which pro-democracy protesters demanded a change in government and reforms. Egypt is now ruled by a military council and a caretaker Cabinet, which has promised reform and new elections.

Mubarak's sons, Gama and Alaa, also face corruption charges.

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soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I thought I'd get artistic license re the composers.

    July 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I've made a pragmatic decision not to get any older. One hundred fifteen is enough.

    July 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      I also hope that decision will generously include spelling my name correctly.

      July 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Herbert the pervert

    Does anybody have a couple of gerbals I can borrow for about a year ???

    July 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Herbert the pervert

    I need to borrow someones gerbals , I typically use hamsters but something is wrong with the 2 i have ! They're not moving -when i poke at them with a pencil they just lay there and dont move at all ! They're looking pretty s**ty too they got lots of s**t stuck to they're fur they completly covered with it..... Can someone loan me they're pet gerbals ??

    July 17, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. super slippery greasy gophers

    my cousin is a gerbal!!! i hope he is safe from you...

    July 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hippediva

    It wasn't a coma, it was a nap.

    July 18, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
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