Mubarak Slips Into 'Full Coma'

Doctors have had to use defibrillator twice
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2012 7:26 AM CDT
Updated Jun 11, 2012 7:57 AM CDT
Mubarak Slips Into 'Full Coma'
In this June 2, 2012 file photo, Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak lies on a gurney inside a barred cage in the police academy courthouse in Cairo.   (AP Photo, File)

Hosni Mubarak's life sentence is growing ever shorter. The former president has gone from slipping in and out of consciousness to "full coma," according to a rep for Egypt's Interior Ministry, and security officials say doctors have twice used a defibrillator on him. It's unclear whether it was used because his heart stopped or to remedy irregular heartbeats, which he continues to have problems with, reports the AP.

"His two sons Gamal and Alaa submitted a request to the prison authority to move beside him and it has been accepted," says the rep; they're currently by his side in the intensive care ward of Torah prison hospital. Mubarak's lawyers continue their efforts to get him moved from that location to a private hospital, reports CNN. The AP yesterday reported that his wife and two daughters-in-law were granted special permission to visit him in order to squash rumors of his death. (Read more Hosni Mubarak stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.