Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mubarak in coma, says lawyer

Image: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak smiles during a meeting with Bavarian state premier Edmund Stoiber in Munich in this file photo taken July 5, 2004. Mubarak, who was ousted in February and who has been detained in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, has fallen into a coma, his lawyer said on Sunday amid conflicting reports about his condition. news services
Hosni Mubarak's lead doctor denied Sunday that the ousted Egyptian president had suffered a stroke or was in a coma, as Mubarak's lawyer claimed.
Doctor Assem Azzam said the 83-year old Mubarak had only suffered a bout of low blood pressure and was in stable condition.
Mubarak's lawyer Farid el-Deeb said earlier that he had a stroke and was in a coma.
"I checked on him. He is in stable condition. What happened is he got a little dizzy because his blood pressure was low. The doctors are dealing with that," said Azzam. "It is only hypotension, not a coma." A second official in the same hospital confirmed this, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.
Mubarak has been in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh since April under arrest on charges he ordered the killings of protesters during Egypt's uprising. He is said to be suffering from heart trouble.Read more...

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