Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak in 'full coma,' official says
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sits inside a cage in a courtroom during his verdict hearing in Cairo on June 2, 2012.
June 11th, 2012
07:48 AM ET

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak in 'full coma,' official says

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was in a coma Monday, a spokesman for Egypt's Interior Ministry said.

"Mubarak entered today into full coma. His two sons Gamal and Alaa submitted a request to the prison authority to move beside him and it has been accepted. His health has been deteriorating since the verdict, with high blood pressure, problems breathing, and irregular heart beat," Interior Ministry spokesman Alaa Mahmoud said.

Mubarak's lawyer has submitted a request that he be moved from prison to a private hospital, Mahmoud said.

Mubarak, 84, is in a Cairo prison hospital after being sentenced to life in prison for the killing of pro-democracy demonstrators last year. Mubarak was already suffering from health problems and attended court on a gurney.

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  1. ♚Mmmmm♛

    ...and why would you put sunglasses inside a building...on an unconscious person???

    June 11, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • John Doe

      He's making a fashion statement for comatose patients....that's why..

      June 11, 2012 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |

      They are trying to make him look like Uncle Bernie!

      June 11, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. ♚Mmmmm♛

    ...since when do comatose people fold their arms???

    June 11, 2012 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. ♚Mmmmm♛

    ...nottah a very convincing picture cnn...

    June 11, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. tunde

    He has done so much for Egypt. he doesn't deserve this suffering. Tantawi, be scared of your end.

    June 11, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    I still say that both Egypt and Israel's governments are fully aware of the black market diamonds and guns running through the tummels beneath their border. And that Mubarek had Israeli accomplices.

    June 11, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. John Doe

    he's faking it.....he'll probably even fake his death and escape to Saudi Arabia...

    June 11, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    *tunnels, rather. "Missy? More coffee pls. Thank ya kindly."-old Philip

    June 11, 2012 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. MozartFX

    Somebody pinch that dude. Wrap him up like a mummy and put him in the lobby of the MGM Grand in Vegas. Mubarak Mummy! (put the sunglasses on the mummy)

    June 11, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |

    I think they should put some nice white face paint on him, put an over abundance of lip stick on as well. And then hang a sign around his neck that says "Why so serious?".

    June 11, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mubarek & Co.

    "Ding dong the witch is dead" only worked for The Wizard of Oz and those with munchkin mentality disorder.
    Justice demands that Mubareks accomplices go down with him, even if Jews.

    June 11, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mubarek & Co.

    ...or Americans. What? Do you really think Mubarek's crimes were all 'lone wolf'? really?

    June 11, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. hannamomma

    The photo was taken on June 2 over a week ago. He was not in a coma at that time. First his sons, also sentenced to prison asked to be moved close to thier "dying" father. Now the lawyers want to move this "dying" father to a private hospital. Does anyone else see an escape plan hatching here???? Unplug Mubarek and let him die in his cell. After the atrocities this family has committed, they do not deserve the decency of respect while dying.

    June 11, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    You imagine Mubarak escaping as his Israeli accomplices do just that...even escaping your notice just as the tunnels beneath the Israel-egypt border have for years!
    Justice calls for ea. and every single accomplice to be prosecuted.

    June 11, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    lmao. You taxpayers gave the suspected war criminal Usama Bin Laden an honorable burial at sea! Complete with full honors and religious men praying over his dead body. Get a clue hannamomma. 🙂

    June 11, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mark

    Just another Manic Monday.

    June 11, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
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