Convicted Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak is in a coma and has been placed on an artificial respirator, a medical source says, denying reports that he is dead.
"He is in a coma and the
doctors are trying to revive him. He has been placed on an artificial
respirator," Disclosed the source.
Local media had announced
earlier that Mubarak, 84, had been declared clinically dead, saying his
heart had stopped beating.
"Hosni Mubarak is clinically dead," the official MENA news agency reported.
"Medical sources told MENA his heart had stopped beating and did not respond to defibrillation."
was reportedly transferred from prison to a military hospital in the
Cairo district of Maadi earlier on Tuesday evening after suffering a
stroke and undergoing defibrillation in prison.
The 84-year-old Mubarak was sentenced to life behind bars on June 2 for
suppressing a revolt against his rule in early 2011 during which nearly
850 protesters were killed.