Hosni Mubarak Reportedly in Coma; Maybe in Germany
According to unconfirmed reports, including from the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who resigned last week after almost three weeks of violent protests in his country, is in a coma. Other (pro-government) sources say that the 82-year-old former president is in a "severe psychological condition" but not in a coma, while yet another report places him "on death's door in a hospital in Baden, Germany."
The Obama administration and Egypt's prime minister believe Mubarak is in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where he has a private residence.
There are also reports that Mubarak fainted twice during his final speech on Thursday night, possibly precipitating the coma? At any rate, wow. Bad month.
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