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Mubarak Reportedly in Coma

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Posted on Jun 11, 2012
World Economic Forum

The health of Hosni Mubarak, seen here at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in 1999, has been an issue since his arrest in April 2011.

There are disputed reports that deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has slipped into a coma since he was sentenced to life in prison June 2 in the killings of pro-democracy demonstrators during last year’s Arab Spring uprising. Other reports are denying that Mubarak is unconscious.

—Posted by Tracy Bloom

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Mubarak’s health appears to have seriously deteriorated since his June 2 conviction for the killing of pro-democracy demonstrators last year. Officials said last week that he had been placed on a ventilator several times, one of many such reports since his April 2011 arrest. He was bedridden during the trial and attended court on a gurney.

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