Sources in Egypt say that the ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was being tried for alleged ordering to kill civilians and corruption in Cairo, has suffered a heart attack and may even have died in custody, Or is Clinically dead RT’s Paula Slier reports.
If true, Mubarak becomes the second head of state to become a victim of the so-called Arab Spring and not be properly tried for the crimes the opposition charged him with. Earlier, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi died under suspicious circumstances after being captured by rebel forces.
Mubarak, whose health had deteriorated to the point where he had to attend his trial while lying in bed, on Sunday night saw TV reports about Gaddafi’s death, which worsened his condition, the sources claim.
Mubarak is rather in critical condition and may pass away at any moment. The reports were difficult to verify immediately, and some media reports in Egypt say the former president is not even in intensive care. The former leader’s lawyer says his client is in good shape.
Mubarak’s heart never stopped beating, he only suffered heart problems and a slight increase in blood pressure, Xinhua news agency reported Friday, The Chinese agency’s sources also denied the former strongman had been moved to intensive care.
The ousted leader had undergone a medical checkup Friday and the results showed he suffered atrial fibrillation, namely irregular and rapid beating of the heart’s atria, according to Xinhua.
The Egyptian army has decided to ramp-up security in the hospital where Mubarak is being kept under arrest. Extra guards have surrounded the building as well as entered the floor on which the ailing ex-president is being treated, says Slier.
The issue of former president’s health is something of a taboo subject in present-day Egypt, which adds to the confusion, she added.
Egyptian government sources have dismissed reports in the social media that ex-President Hosni Mubarak is brain dead. They said on Saturday that he was in a stable condition in his prison hospital.
Middle East bureau chief for Russian Times tweeting that he died late last night. No confirmation from any major news outlets yet but this is what she’s tweeting so I guess we’ll see.Share