Lawyer: Mubarak Has Had a Stroke

Hospital where he's being held denies report
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 17, 2011 12:32 PM CDT
Egyptian protesters Hossam Ismail, right, and Ahmed Eskandar, prepare slogans at their tent in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 17, 2011.   (Amr Nabil)
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(Newser) – Hosni Mubarak's lawyer and state television are reporting that the ousted Egyptian president has suffered a stroke and is in a coma. However, a medical official at the hospital where Mubarak has been held under arrest denied the report and said his condition is stable. Farid el-Deeb, Mubarak's lawyer, said today that doctors were working to bring the 83-year-old Mubarak back to consciousness.

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