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Egypt: State media reports Hosni Mubarak to be 'clinically dead'

The State-run MENA says the 84-year-old former President’s heart has “stopped beating” and will not respond to defibrillation.

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled into court in Cairo, Egypt, for a hearing in January. State-run media are reporting Mubarak as being 'clinically dead'.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled into court in Cairo, Egypt, for a hearing in January. State-run media are reporting Mubarak as being 'clinically dead'.
Image: Mohammed al-Law/AP

STATE-RUN MEDIA in Egypt is reporting that the country’s former president Hosni Mubarak, who was deposed in last year’s Arab Spring, is ‘clinically dead’.

The MENA news agency said Mubarak, 84, was declared clinically dead in a hospital in Cairo after being moved from his prison following a reported stroke.

“Medical sources told MENA [Mubarak's] heart had stopped beating and did not respond to defibrillation,” MENA said.

Mubarak had ruled over the country for almost three decades before being deposed last year, with his health deteriorating rapidly after he was removed from power.

The 84-year-old had reportedly been rushed to a hospital hours after being sentenced to life in prison earlier this month for his role in seeking to kill protestors who were trying to have him removed from power in last year’s demonstrations.

He had reportedly being falling ‘in and out of consciousness’ for the last few days, apparently needing several treatments with a defibrillator to be kept alive.

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