Official: Mubarak still alive despite rumors about his death
The health of former Egyptian president has been deteriorating. He had suffered several blackouts since he was transferred to Tora prison just over a week ago, a prison official conveyed Sunday.
The Egyptian president was sentenced to life imprisonment on June 2 for his involvement in the killing of anti-regime protestersearly last year.
The official said his wife Suzanne and his two daughters in law came to see him Sunday morning after rumors circulated about his death. In the past week, according to the source, the former Rais' diet includes just yogurt and fluids.
His doctors had already connected him to an oxygen machine Wednesday night. Officials at the Tora prison had indicated that Mubarak continued to suffer from respiratory problems, hypertension and depression.
On Sunday morning, many Egyptian websites reported that Mubarak died Saturday night. This information was later reported on some main stream websites. These reports were later denied by the Egyptian ministry of interior.