Hosni Mubarak in hospital 'close to death'

Police officers and military police stand guard outside Maadi military hospital,
Police officers and military police stand guard outside Maadi military hospital Credit: Reuters
The ousted Egyptian president was transferred to hospital from Tora prison
The ousted Egyptian president was transferred to hospital from Tora prison Credit: Reuters

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Hosni Mubarak on life support

The deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is reported to be critically ill after suffering a stroke. Military officials have dismissed claims that he is clinically dead, saying that he is being kept alive on a life support machine.