Egypt’s ex-dictator Mubarak suffers from fractured ribs: State media
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Mubarak was transferred to Maadi military hospital in southern Cairo on Thursday, just a week after he was examined at the hospital for a head and chest injury suffered in a fall in the prison bathroom in mid-December.
Egypt’s official news agency MENA quoted a medical report late on Thursday that X-rays showed the 84-year-old broke several of his ribs in the fall and also had a build-up of fluid in the membranes lining his lungs.
Mubarak has been suffering from breathing problems, high blood pressure, depression, and an irregular heartbeat, reports say.
On June 2, he was sentenced to life in prison for ordering the killing of nearly 900 pro-democracy protesters during the country’s revolution in 2011.
On June 19, Mubarak was declared clinically dead shortly after he was transferred to Maadi hospital from the Torah prison hospital.
A month later, Egypt’s prosecutor general sent him back to the prison, citing an “improvement” in his health.
Before the sentencing, he was hospitalized at the military-run International Medical Center on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital.