New Coma Report About Mubarak

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak “entered today into a full coma,” according to Interior Ministry spokesman Alaa Mahmoud, CNN says.

Piers Scholfield of the BBC, though, reports on his Twitter page that a ministry spokesman has told his nework that Mubarak, 84, “has some health problems but is not in a coma.”

Reports about whether Mubarak is or isn’t in a coma have been swirling in recent days. We’ll watch for more definitive word. And NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is working the story in Cairo.

As The Associated Press writes:

“Mubarak’s health is reported to have collapsed since his June 2 conviction for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that overthrew him in 2011. His life sentence saw him transferred immediately to a prison hospital, instead of the military hospital and other facilities where he had been held since his April 2011 arrest.”

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