Ousted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has been declared clinically dead upon arrival at a military hospital in southern Cairo.
He was transferred to Maadi Hospital late on Tuesday night after he was defibrillated in the Torah prison hospital, Egypt’s official news agency MENA reported.
Prior to his transfer to Maadi Hospital, an Egyptian prison official said that doctors had operated a defibrillator and administered breathing aid to restart Mubarak’s heart on Tuesday night.
According to previous reports, the 84-year-old has been suffering from breathing problems, high blood pressure, depression, and an irregular heartbeat since June 2, when he was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of nearly 900 pro-democracy protesters during the country’s revolution in 2011.
Doctors have had to use a respirator several times since he was transferred to the prison to serve his life sentence. Before the sentencing, he was hospitalized at the military-run International Medical Center on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital.