Mubarak faking bad health in court Report
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been exaggerating the extent
of his medical problems during recent court appearances, where he has been
charged with killing hundreds of protesters during an uprising that ousted
him from power, RIA Novosti reported.
"He sits in his chair and watches television, walks around with relatives
and talks on the telephone," a source in the Cairo hospital, where the man
who led Egypt for almost 30 years is detained, told Egyptian media
The 84-year-old Mubarak has been lying almost motionless on a stretcher
during his trial, dark glasses covering his eyes.
Recent reports have said his health is deteriorating fast and there have
been rumours of his brief clinical death. Doctors have however dismissed
Parliamentarians have been attempting to have Mubarak transferred from
hospital to a prison ward.
The verdict and sentencing for Mubarak, who has pleaded not guilty, are
due on June 2.
A guilty verdict could see him face the death sentence. Analysts say a not
guilty verdict could spark more violence in Egypt.
Mubarak was overthrown in February 2011 after an 18-day uprising. Over 800
people were killed during the revolution, many of them protesters shot
dead by security forces.
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