Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s condition has deteriorated
significantly in the past two days, as his resurgent colon cancer spread
throughout his body, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai reported on
According to the report, Mubarak’s doctors considered him too
weak for chemotherapy and instead planned to take the surgical route. He also
drifted in and out of a comatose state over the past few days, and the length of
his survival at this point was unknown, the report said.RELATED:
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Mubarak has been
held in the hospital since April 13 when he suffered a heart attack during an
interrogation concerning his role in the killing of demonstrators against his
rule. Since then, he has been considered too sick to be moved to prison from his
Sharm e-Sheikh residence.
At least 800 people died during 18 days of
protests that toppled Mubarak, and more than 6,000 were injured by live
ammunition, rubber bullets, water cannons and batons.
Upon hearing his
charges, Mubarak, who was ousted from power in February, “was very sad and sorry
because he did not imagine such accusations [as fraud and the killing of
Mubarak’s lawyer Farid al-Deeb told CNN in an interview
that the former president vehemently denied graft relating to public funds and
ordering the killing of protesters in the revolution.
Mubarak’s two sons, Alaa and Gamal, were also referred to the criminal court on
charges of graft relating to public funds and “premeditated killing,” which
carries the death penalty in Egypt. Since their arrests, the brothers’ remands
have been systematically extended, like their father’s.
Many of Mubarak’s
other former ministers and friends have similarly been tried and convicted of
various crimes since the government was overthrown.
to this report.