Sources: Egyptian ex-president Mubarak clinically dead

"Mubarak's heart stopped beating and was subjected to a defibrillator several times but did not respond," Egyptian state news agency says in report confirmed by hospital sources; security sources deny report.

By REUTERS
June 20, 2012 01:01
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in court

Mubarak laying down in court 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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CAIRO - Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for three decades until overthrown by a revolution in the "Arab Spring" last year, was declared clinically dead by his doctors on Tuesday, the state news agency MENA said in a report confirmed by a hospital source.

Mubarak was 84 and had been sentenced to life in prison earlier this month.

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"Former president Hosni Mubarak has clinically died following his arrival at Maadi military hospital on Tuesday evening," MENA said, quoting medical sources.

"Mubarak's heart stopped beating and was subjected to a defibrillator several times but did not respond."

Two security sources denied the report, saying Mubarak was unconscious and on a respirator but not clinically dead.

"It is still early to say that he is clinically dead," a military source told Reuters.

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