Mubarak 'health deteriorates'

The health of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who is in prison serving a life sentence after being forced from power, has deteriorated, officials have reportedly said.

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Egypt's Hosni Mubarak is in a coma

Hosni Mubarak. Credit: Reuters

CNN reports that a spokesman for Egypt's Interior Ministry has said former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak is in a coma.

"Mubarak entered today into full coma. His two sons Gamal and Alaa submitted a request to the prison authority to move beside him and it has been accepted.

"His health has been deteriorating since the verdict, with high blood pressure, problems breathing, and irregular heartbeat," ministry spokesman Alaa Mahmoud said.

Mubarak's lawyer has requested that he be moved from prison to a private hospital, Mahmoud said.

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