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Egypt's Mubarak out of coma, hospital says

By the CNN Wire Staff
July 18, 2011 -- Updated 0944 GMT

Cairo (CNN) -- Hosni Mubarak, the onetime Egyptian strongman who was toppled by a popular uprising in February, has regained consciousness after lapsing into a coma Sunday, a top hospital official said.

The 83-year-old ex-ruler fell into a coma around noon (6 a.m. ET), Mubarak lawyer Farid El Deeb told CNN. Hospital officials later confirmed the report. But Mohamed Fathalla, the head of the Sharm el-Sheikh facility, told CNN that Mubarak had recovered by Sunday evening.

"He is now stable after suffering a coma that did not last long," Fathalla told CNN.

The former president faces trial in August on charges of ordering police to kill anti-government protesters during the uprising that forced him from office in February. He faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

Egyptian prosecutors have said Mubarak has suffered from de


Added: Jul-18-2011 Occurred On: Jul-18-2011
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