Hosni Mubarak: whatever is happening to the former leader of Egypt, it’s clear that he’s not in good health. But is he dying, or dead? Some reports have him in a coma; The Austrialian says he’s dead. Whatever the state of his condition, one report rings true: Hosni Mubarak suffered a stroke in a Cairo prison and was rushed to a hospital.
The 84-year-old former Egyptian President was sentenced to jail for failing to stop the murder of thousands of protestors during the Egyptian Uprising.
Even reports on Twitter are confusing: one set of tweets has it that Mubarak is dead now. For example:
Mubarek’s condition: dead. Maybe dead. Coma. Semi-conscious. [insert condition here] bit.ly/LzOfZp
— Andi Land (@andimarquette) June 20, 2012
And here are YouTube videos about the news:
Whatever the case, Egypt presses forward to elect a new leader. More about that in the next blog post.