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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mubarak's health declining, family refusing treatment

Deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's family is refusing to let him be flown to Germany for treatment out of a desire to let him die in Egypt as he wishes to do. Mubarak is apparently still in Sharm el-Sheikh.
Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's "health is deteriorating drastically," an Egyptian security official told London-based Arabic language newspaper a-Sharq al-Awsat on Tuesday.

The source added that those around Mubarak were refusing attempts to bring him abroad - most likely to Germany - to receive medical care and that attempts to do so have been rebuffed by those around him who wish to honor his desire to "let him die in his country." "I think it's only a matter of time," he said. It is "unfortunate that [it] ends up this way."

Another Egyptian official told the paper that the octogenarian former dictator is in "what seems to be an almost complete coma." In light of his condition, the official denied rumors Mubarak was working to write his memoirs.

The latest report came a day after Egyptian Ambassador to Washington Sameh Shoukry said Mubarak may be in poor condition.
That kind of makes you wonder why he fought the demonstrators so much in the first place. Unless he still had hope of turning the country over to his son Gamal....

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