Egypt's ex-President Mubarak in coma, lawyer says

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 17, 2011 1:18 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted in February and who has been detained in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, has fallen into a coma, his lawyer said on Sunday.

"I was informed about the sudden deterioration in Mubarak's health and I am now on my way to Sharm el-Sheikh. All that I know so far is that the president is a full coma," Mubarak's lawyer Farid el-Deeb told Reuters. He did not give more details.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Edmund Blair)