Cairo: Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a brain stroke and was shifted from Yura prison to a military Hospital in southern Cairo, with some media reports claiming he is "clinically dead".
The 84-year-old former president, who is serving a life sentence, was in a "critical" condition and transferred to Maadi Hospital late on Tuesday night after he was defibrillated in the prison hospital, state-run new agency MENA reported.
The agency quoted hospital sources as saying that Mubarak was "clinically dead". "His heart had stopped beating and did not respond to defibrillation," it said.
But Nile TV said that attempts are continuing to revive him and he has been put on ventilator. The television station began broadcasting archival footage of Mubarak during his presidency, which ended with a popular uprising last year. ...more
11:19 AM, Jun 20, 2012