Report: Hosni Mubarak falls into coma after final speech

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Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak has reportedly slipped into a full coma reports the Al Arabiya News Channel:

Egypt’s deposed president, Hosni Mubarak, went into a full coma on Saturday night at his residence in the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, an Egyptian newspaper reported on Monday, quoting well-informed sources.

Mubarak and his family moved to Sharm al-Sheikh on Thursday night following his final speech, in which he handed over executive authority to former Vice-President Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s al-Masry al-Youm reported.

The same sources said that Mubarak was currently receiving medical treatment but that no decision had yet been made on whether to transfer the 82-year-old former head-of-state to a hospital.

Rumors had circulated earlier that Mubarak had fainted twice while recording his final speech, which was broadcast on state television on Thursday evening.

Following the former Egyptian leader’s resignation from his office, the country’s military forces dissolved the Parliament, which was dominated by Mr. Mubarak’s ruling party, as well as suspended the nation’s constitution. Egypt’s military reportedly said they would only govern the country until elections to replace former President Mubarak happened.

 

 

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