Hosni Mubarak's health in rapid decline


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The Independent Online

Hosni Mubarak's health entered a "dangerous" phase yesterday, and doctors had to use a respirator five times to help the deposed Egyptian leader to breathe, according to security officials at his prison.

Mubarak's health crisis came days after he was sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters in the uprising that unseated him last year.

The officials at Torah prison south of Cairo said Mubarak, 84, was suffering from shock and high blood pressure as well as breathing problems.