Lawyer: Mubarak Has Had a Stroke

Hospital where he's being held denies report
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 17, 2011 12:32 PM CDT
Hosni Mubarak Stroke: Lawyer Says He's in a Coma
Egyptian protesters Hossam Ismail, right, and Ahmed Eskandar, prepare slogans at their tent in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 17, 2011.   (Amr Nabil)

Hosni Mubarak's lawyer and state television are reporting that the ousted Egyptian president has suffered a stroke and is in a coma. However, a medical official at the hospital where Mubarak has been held under arrest denied the report and said his condition is stable. Farid el-Deeb, Mubarak's lawyer, said today that doctors were working to bring the 83-year-old Mubarak back to consciousness. (Read more Hosni Mubarak stories.)

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