It was announced late on Tuesday that the former President had been declared “clinically dead”.
Egypt’s medical and military sources have however denied the reports on Tuesday. A senior military official told reporters that “Mubarak is not clinically dead. He is in a coma and doctors are trying to revive him.”
Egypt’s state news agency, NENA had reported that 84-year-old Mubarak was declared clinically dead after he suffered a stroke in prison and was being transferred to a hospital. NENA also reported that Mubarak’s heart stopped and he did not respond to defibrillation.
The former Egyptian strongman was taken to a prison in Cairo on June 2 after a court sentenced him to life imprisonment for his involvement in the killing of protesters during the uprising that sent him out of office in 2011. His condition had worsened afterwards and doctors disclosed that he was suffering from depression and high blood pressure.
The news of the former President being clinically dead came at a time Egypt has to cope with two Presidential candidates claiming victory at the Presidential elections while the military has suddenly arrogated near absolute powers.