Egypt's ex-president Mubarak depressed ahead of trial

10:58, July 27, 2011      

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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.

Source:Xinhua
 
 
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