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Egypt: Mubarak in a coma between life and death

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in coma after reported stroke.

In Egypt, its former President Hosni Mubarak has been declared “clinically dead” by Mubarak´s  doctors, according to Egypt’s state news agency late Tuesday.

Mubarak, 84 years old, had been moved from prison to a military hospital earlier in the day after suffering a massive stroke.

Exactly what ails the 84-year-old, who ruled for 30 years till last year, is unclear but two security sources and one of his defense lawyers described his condition as “almost stable” or “on the way to stability” in an intensive care suite, with doctors occasionally using a ventilator to help him breathe.