He is not clinically dead as reported, but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition.Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces member Gen. Mamdouh Shahin • Denying reports that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is clinically dead, during an interview with CNN. “He is completely unconscious. He is using artificial respiration,” a medical source also told Reuters. source (via • follow)
‘Help me Farid,’ [Mubarak] said in a very faint voice. He said: ‘I’m uncomfortable and I don’t feel safe. I feel they are ordered to kill me.’Farid el-Deeb, the lawyer for former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak • Discussing the fears that his client, the former dictator of Egypt now serving an effective life sentence, has in dealing with the doctors at a prison hospital. Mubarak has suffered from high blood pressure, breathing issues, and depression, and yesterday had to twice be defibrillated when doctors couldn’t find his pulse — el-Deeb paints a picture in which Mubarak, faced with new doctors he doesn’t recognize, fears he’ll be killed. The very fact that Mubarak is at a prison hospital is a contentious matter, as many still incensed by his nearly thirty year reign have called for him to be held in a customary prison, but doctors have concluded his health won’t permit it. source (via • follow)
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People here feel that they have been cheated and that they have moved from an autocracy to a military dictatorship. So they are back to the square — back to square one — to ask for their rights once again.Egyptian protester Mosa’ab Elshamy • Discussing the resurgence of the protests at Tahrir Square over the weekend. It’s been a particularly bloody weekend in Egypt, with at least 22 protesters killed and 1,700 injured, roughly 102 of those police officers. The military claims it didn’t intend for things to go the way they’re going, and plan to relinquish power after the country has its long-in-the-works elections. Those elections are planned for November 28, about a week from now. source (via • follow)