Sunday, May 20, 2018

Hosni Mubarak's health continues to decline; doctors administer oxygen to him overnight

CAIRO — Hosni Mubarak's condition has deteriorated so much that doctors at the Cairo prison where he is serving a life sentence had to constantly administer oxygen to him overnight, security officials said Thursday.

The officials at Cairo's Torah prison said Mubarak, 84, is suffering breathing problems, high blood pressure and depression. He did not speak to his doctors or anyone else except for a few words to his son and one-time heir apparent Gamal, who is being held in the same prison and was at his father's side, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

They said Mubarak was given oxygen throughout the night and until Thursday morning.

Security officials say Mubarak's health has deteriorated sharply since Saturday, when he and his ex-security chief were sentenced to life in prison for failing to prevent the killing of protesters during the uprising that toppled him last year.

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