Source: AP / USA Today
CAIRO – Egypt’s state news agency said Tuesday that Hosni Mubarak has suffered a stroke, and prison officials said he is likely to be moved out of his prison hospital to a military facility nearby.
State TV said the 84-year-old ousted president, who is serving a life prison sentence, was in a “critical” condition and has been placed on a respirator. The state news agency MENA said earlier Mubarak’s heart stopped and a defibrillator was used to restart it.
It later reported that the prison authority has called in his doctors to treat his stroke in “a fast deterioration of his health” and that they were giving him medications to break up blood clots.
A prison official said doctors reported that Mubarak has fallen unconscious. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. He said the prison authorities are considering moving him to the military hospital nearby in Maadi, a suburb near Torah Prison where he is held.
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