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. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Well, yes, Father.
    Mea culpa.

    July 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    But remember, Father–I did that for you.
    Not for Mmmmmm.
    And it wouldn't happen.
    BTW, my bikini still worked at the beach today.
    You would have been proud, Father.
    And pleased.

    July 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    MEMORARE, Father, that I did that for you for the indulgences.
    I should feel guilty if I did not remind you of your instruction.

    July 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. HRM banasy

    Well, we have gotten waaaaay off topic, haven't we?

    July 17, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Sorry. I forgot the "OT."
    Hello, banasy.

    July 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    My friendly reply to banasy was censored.
    Hi, banasy.

    July 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. leeintulsa

    OT: While we're ot, check this out.

    Everyone knows my religious apathy. Our gov, mary fallen, who i did not vote for, asked all okies to pray for rain today. There are some people here who call that the church infringing on the state. I, as usual, don't care, and think it ridiculous that anyone would take offense.

    And.. Go.

    July 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ leeintulsa:
    Don't they do that with blankets and dancing out where you live?
    I hear that it always works.

    July 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. HRM banasy

    Hello, JIF.

    I should have written that differently.
    I meant to say "what a myriad of subjects we have touched upon".
    I don't even follow the OT stuff anymore...

    Hello, leeintulsa.
    Some people will kvetch about anything, won't they?
    I'll do a little dance...maybe it'll help.
    It probably won't, though.
    It'll probably p!$s off the rain gods even more....

    July 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. HRM banasy

    Joey, you beat me to it....

    July 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Could these tangents be related to how interested we really are in Mubarak's health?

    July 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      I'm sure of that, joey. Saw the rain thing on the news, and looked for a thread on the heat. Not finding one, i went with the one i knew would be dead. Especially since hosni woke up

      July 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. leeintulsa

    Lol joey. I don't know how many indians ever hear her. Does seem like an ace in the hole.. Guess she went with pray because most of her audience is old, rich, and white. Like her 😛

    July 17, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Well, she's not *that* old. Keep forgetting *i'm* getting old..

      July 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. HRM banasy

    I think you're onto something, JIF...

    July 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Good–I'm actually laughing again.

    July 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Why don't y'all write another musical? At least you'll have money, if not water.

    July 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      LOL! Were rogers & hammerstein okies? I don't even know..

      July 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
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