Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was in critical condition Tuesday after suffering cardiac arrest and a stroke, and is now believed to be, clinically dead, officials report.
“We were informed by prison authority that Mubarak’s heart has stopped and they used electric shocks and CPR to resurrect him,” Adel Saeed, official spokesman of the Egyptian prosecutor, told CNN. “He is now on an artificial respirator and doctors from the armed forces and International Medical Center will inspect him.
State-run Nile TV reported that Mubarak, 84, suffered a stroke.
He was taken from Tora prison hospital to Maadi military hospital, his defense lawyer, Fareed El Deeb, told CNN. “He has suffered a stroke, but he is not dead,” El Deeb said.
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