CNN Report: Mubarak Death Disputed
By the CNN Wire Staff
CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) — Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 84, was allegedly declared clinically dead shortly after arriving at a military hospital in Cairo, where he was taken after suffering a stroke and cardiac arrest, medical sources told the state-run Mena News Agency.
A member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, told CNN that former President Hosni Mubarak is not dead. “He is not clinically dead as reported, but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition,” Gen. Mamdouh Shahin told CNN.
His health has been reported to be in decline since he was ousted as president of Egypt in February 2011 and tried on charges related to the killings of anti-government demonstrators during the revolution.
Last week, an Interior Ministry spokesman said he was comatose; the spokesman said he suffered from high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats and difficulty breathing.
Mohamed Fadel Fahmy contributed to this report for CNN