Mubarak taken off life support, but remains in coma

Jun 21, 2012, 12:02 IST | Agencies

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is in critical condition, but has been taken off life support after being thought close to death, according to a report


Mubarak was transferred to a military hospital from the Cairo prison hospital where he has been kept since his June 2 conviction and sentencing for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising.
The state run media said that Mubarak was ‘clinically dead’ when he arrived at the hospital and that doctors used a defibrillator on him several times.
His wife Suzanne was by his side in the Nile-side hospital in Maadi, Cairo, The Daily Mail reports.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak
According to the paper, security officials said a team of 15 doctors, including heart, blood and brain specialists, was supervising the condition of Mubarak, who needed help with his breathing.
Mubarak, 84, was convicted of failing to prevent the killing of some 900 protesters during the 18-day uprising that forced him out of office in February 2011.
He and his two sons, onetime heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa, were acquitted of corruption charges.

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