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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  1. Jaun B.

    Daddy, Daddy why is mommys head going up n down up n down up n down on that black man near the part of the body where he pees from "Son thats no black man,thats a Catholic Priest from CNN blogs and as far as the up n down,well u've seen her do that before u know what shes doing" "son we r poor and this is how we make money to eat ! See the Catholic Nun waiting patiently watching them, its her turn next! And if mommy does a really good job we'll be eating tacos n tostadas tonight" EEEH HOOLEEEEHH !!!!!! "Now close your eyes and pray that the priest pays her well"

    July 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andreas Moser

    Death to Mubarak!

    July 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dôçtõr Fréédõm


    July 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |

    Mubarak PROBABLY got some food off the mcDOnalds value menu... the food is terrible..

    July 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |

      Sorry folks, I didn't post the above. The real tragedy here is that it's quite likely that Hosni Mubarak will never be brought to justice the way he deserves to be as do many of the right-wing thugs in Washington!!!

      July 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |

      LAME FAKEY... besides the guy is 83 years old with cancer..he'll be dead soon enuff....

      July 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    It looks like this jerk just might escape retribution after all, much to my sorrow! Sometimes the very worst of criminals seem to have a way of avoiding justice just like that cursed Augusto Pinochet of Chile did and according to many, Casey Anthony of Orlando. How repulsive it is!!!

    July 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |

      going into a coma and getting cancer sure is a great way of getting off on the justice parade..

      July 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    Good post RuffNutt,thank you.

    July 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |

    when he wakes up we will give him an award for lifetime achivement...

    July 17, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. HRM banasy

    @RUFFNUTT Real:

    Good post.
    Thank you.

    @banasy Fake:


    July 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mubarak

    IM NOT IN A COMA.... i'm just old and like to sleep....

    July 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mubarak

    when ever some one comes in my room i just lay still and fart...
    sometimes i call my friend ruffnutt up and talk about his camaro

    July 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mmmmm

    I wonder how many virgins it will take for him to go into cardiac arrest bliss?

    July 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    well said

    But folks why be so hostile to this 'poor' sob. He always did our bidding in return for billions that we paid to his regime. Above all he remained faithful to Israel & thats what he was installed there for.

    July 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • HRH banasy

      That he did, saywhat, that he did. Well posted.

      July 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mubarak

    i will be up and about next week... ruffnutt showed me where to order a "three wolves t-shirt"... the power of the three-wolves will revive me.

    July 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      lol, it'll look mightey fine with the motocycle-shaped coffin...

      July 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |

    I DONT KNOW.. maybe cause we're rich and dont know what we want..?
    what good is isreal for anyways? besides starting fights?

    July 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |

      oh and costing us money... i heard we pay people there to live there... they jsut get paid to live and stay there...thats the job for me...

      July 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mmmmm

    a billion dollar house-sitter? I'm sure a lotta unemployed americans would want that job...but they are still mad they didn't get a piece of the stimulus.

    July 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |

      this is why obama is going to lose... how can we bail out big business and not the working man?
      wanna stimulate the econmy? reduce everyones morgage to 3% and give them a fixed rate...

      July 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
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