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Mubarak suffers ‘health crisis’ after verdict

Last Updated: Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 11:49

Cairo: Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reportedly suffered ‘a health crisis’ upon arrival at prison after he got a life sentence for his involvement in the killing of protesters during last year`s uprising.

According to some security officials, the 84-year old former dictator suffered a health crisis while on a helicopter flight to a Cairo prison hospital.

One state media report said it was a heart attack, but that could not immediately be confirmed, Fox News reports.

According to the report, the officials said Mubarak cried in protest and resisted leaving the helicopter that took him to a prison hospital for the first time since he was detained in April 2011.

The officials said he insisted on the helicopter that he be flown to the military hospital on the eastern outskirts of Cairo where he has stayed during the trial.

Mubarak was convicted of complicity in the killing of some 900 protesters during the 18-day uprising that forced him to resign in February 2011.

He and his two sons were acquitted of corruption charges, along with a family friend who is on the run.


First Published: Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 11:49

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