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Mubarak 'clinically dead,' state news agency reports
Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 Jun 2012
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File photo: Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled into a court house in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: AP)

Toppled president Hosni Mubarak has been pronounced clinically dead upon his arrival at a military hospital in the upscale neighbourhood of Maadi, according to Egyptian state news agency MENA.

Medical sources told MENA that Mubarak's heart stopped after efforts to resuscitate him failed.

However, Mubarak's lawyer Farid El-Deeb told Al-Hayat television channel that he is still alive. Efforts to revive him are beginning to have some effect, he added.

Ahram Online's correspondent overlooking Tahrir Square reports fireworks and cheering after news began trickling in of the imprisoned president's apparent death. Demonstrators began playing the national anthem over loudspeakers. The majority of the gathered crowd are Muslim Brotherhood supporters, with other groups having largely pulled out of the flashpoint square.

Mubarak was transferred to Maadi's military hospital amid tight security measures. Media personnel were denied entry to the hospital, according to Al-Ahram's Arabic news portal.

Earlier the 84-year-old former president suffered a stroke, but paramedics at the Tora Prison hospital resuscitated him with electric shocks.

Mubarak was incarcerated in Tora Prison after being given a life sentence early this month for failing to stop the killing of peaceful protesters. For months during his trial, he was held captive at the International Medical Centre, a military hospital on the Cairo-Ismailia road.

It is understood that Mubarak is suffering from cancer and heart problems. During his stay at the Medical Centre, it was reported on quite a few occasions that his heart had stopped and had to be restarted by doctors.

Revolutionary forces called for Mubarak's incarceration in Tora Prison before the verdict, to join the rest of the defendants from the former regime who were kept at the facility during their trials.

The ousted president's condition was occasionally cited as a reason to keep him away from Tora, but after being sentenced to life imprisonment, he was transferred to the notorious facility, reportedly while shouting and ranting.





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Ahmed M Ibrahim
20-06-2012 01:26pm
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Clinical death of Mubarak
Whatever may be the circumstances of his demise, Mubarak will be remembered in history as one of the great builders of modern Egypt. Dispossessed are not new to Egypt, they are there since the time of Pharoes. Nobody can change their status except God. Condition of a community or an individual depends upon the efforts one puts to improve it. Mubarak did his best for Egypt. His death would be nothing short of martyrdom. May the blessing of God be with him for ever.
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Garba Diallo
20-06-2012 07:50am
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The real issue is not about Mubarak's state of health. It is about the state of affairs in Egypt, which has made the vast majority of Egyptians poor, oppressed and without the right to chose their leaders. So, whether Mubarak dies today or later, the sad situation will not change until the system is changed. Let's hope for the best for the ordinary Egyptians who have suffered so much.
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Nikos Retsos
20-06-2012 05:21am
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Mubarak is clinically dead - state agency
Maybe Mubarak's clinically dead condition is a ruse to be sent to the U.S. or to Saudi Arabia for treatment - supposedly not available in Egypt - where he can live free and happily ever-after. And if that happens, I am sure his family would go along to enjoy their wealth. That is why Mubarak's sons were acquitted in court of corruption by Mubarak appointed judges! At the same time, the Egyptian Military Junta is making sure that the Revolution is beaten into a clinically dead, comatose or paralyzed condition! The SCAF in Egypt has become so brutal and so farcical, that anything insidious and corrupt in saving Mubarak and his regime should be expected by the Egyptians. Nikos Retsos, retired professor, USA
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Abi
20-06-2012 03:56am
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May he rest in Peace!
I hope that those revolutionaries and activists would leave the family of Mr Moubarak alone to mourn their loss. Regardless of your beliefs , opportunism and vengeance are not encourage in any religion but compassion, and forgiveness are. Shame on those who have hearts full of hatred and vindictiveness
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Omar
20-06-2012 01:23am
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Are we supposed to feel saddened?
I'm sorry, but I find it suspicious that in one week he gives a defiant speech, then soon after he is deposed we have a showcase trial where he is wheeled out looking like he is dying, and he now dies after the attempted military coup and before the vote is officially concluded Thursday. What's next? The court ruling that the MB committed voting fraud and as a consequence Shafiq is declared the winner?
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Boraee
20-06-2012 12:33am
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Shame on you
Shame on you people of Egypt, you are non merciful on a hopless crippled one of the war heros. Is this the way you treat your icons? Shame
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Asia
20-06-2012 04:54am
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Hate this kind of person
no..shame on u.... i`m not eyptian... but i know how corrupted he was....Majority of egyptians are so poor...and yet, egypt has gained control over suez canal,,,
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20-06-2012 04:07am
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So true!
I agree... For several years already I live in Cairo and with these findings wroten up, I agree completely ...I can not belive this are the some people I knew before... where did all manners gone?
Gillian.
20-06-2012 01:31am
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So true......such heartless people .....not one ounce of forgiveness in there heart for at least the mans age......
Such heartless ppl with no forgiveness or gratitude.....but what do you expect this is how they are in actual....
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PH
20-06-2012 12:17am
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May the gates of hell devour you
I hope the people of Egypt will soon find peace in their country.
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