Egypt's ex-president Mubarak depressed ahead of trial

10:58, July 27, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak was suffering from severe depression and refused to eat, state media reported on Tuesday.

Deputy Health Minister Abdel-Hamid Abazza said Mubarak was severely depressed, but his condition was stable, official MENA news agency reported.

"He completely refuses to eat and just has some juice, so he has lost a lot weight and becomes weak," he said.

Doctors will decide in the next few hours whether he should be fed by a tube, said Assem Azzam, deputy head of the Sharm el- Sheikh International Hospital.

Mubarak is set to stand trial on Aug. 3, along with ex-interior minister Habib El-Adli and six of his assistants, announced Judge Adel Gomaa on Monday. Mubarak and Adli face the same charges.

Mubarak has been hospitalized since April when he was interrogated by prosecutors.

  Weekly review  


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Chinese farmer devoted to traditional skill
  • Barcelona edges Internacional on penalties
  • Int'l Triennial of New Media Art held in Beijing
  • People mourn for victims of train crash in Wenzhou, E China
  • Tibet Airlines makes maiden flight from Gonggar Airport to Kunsha airport
  • Beijing drenched in downpour
Hot Forum Discussion