Mubarak Refusing Solid Food

He is due to go on trial next week in Egypt
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2011 4:56 PM CDT
Hosni Mubarak in a file photo from September 2010.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

(Newser) – Hosni Mubarak is severely depressed and has not eaten solid food in four days, say doctors at the hospital in Egypt where he is being held, reports CNN. The development comes a week before he is due to stand trial on charges that he ordered police to fire on protesters and that he looted the nation's coffers over his long reign, notes AP. Mubarak is reportedly drinking a small amount of liquids, but only when pressed by doctors or his wife. It's possible the trial will be delayed, and Mubarak's critics have accused him of using health problems as a ruse.

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