'Mubarak is in psychological shock, refuses to eat'
Report: Former Egyptian president claims he never ordered attacks on crowds; officials give conflicting reports on Mubarak's health.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
April 14, 2011 10:36
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Mubarak 311 Reuters.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah )
president Hosni Mubarak is in psychological shock and claims that he
never commanded his army to shoot at protesters, Egyptian daily Al-Masri Al-Youm reported on Thursday.Al-Masri Al-Youm
also claimed that during his investigation, Mubarak said that he
intended to resign after four days of protests, but his advisors told
him to stay longer in order to maintain stability.
never gave any instruction to kill protesters," he reportedly said in
his investigation. "I only got reports from the streets. The only time I
spoke to the interior minister was when I asked him not to clash with
protesters...I asked the armed forces to take to the streets in order to
protect the protesters," Mubarak claimed.
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the Egyptian paper that Mubarak's wife, Susan, asked doctors not to
inform the former president of his sons' incarceration, because of his
delicate medical condition. They added that Mubarak is suffering from
trauma and refuses to eat, but his heart is functioning well and he does
not have cancer.
"I am going through a difficult time, which no one would be able to
handle," Mubarak reportedly told investigators. "I never intended to run
for president again, because my health had deteriorated."
Later Thursday, an
Egyptian army source said that Mubarak's condition was stable, although
not improved. He added that there were no plans to move him from the Red
Sea resort town of Sharm e-Sheikh.
"Mubarak's health at the moment is stable but has not improved," the
source told Reuters, adding that the former president, ousted by a
popular uprising on Feb. 11, was eating very little and was on a drip.
"There are no plans to move Mubarak from Sharm e-Sheikh at the moment," the source said.
On Wednesday, Egypt's public prosecutor ordered that Mubarak be detained
for 15 days for investigation, according to Nile television. Al-Jazeera
reported that Mubarak was airlifted out of the Sharm el-Sheikh hospital
where he was being treated to Cairo.
A day earlier, Mubarak suffered a "heart crisis" during questioning, state television reported.