From the Daily Mail.
Sic semper tyrannis…
…or, translated from Latin: good fucking riddance!
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years until overthrown by a revolution in the ‘Arab Spring last year, has been declared clinically dead by his doctors this evening.
State television reported Mubarak was in a critical condition in hospital last night and had been placed on a respirator.
Egyptian news agency MENA said Mubarak’s heart stopped and a defibrillator was used to restart it.
He has reportedly been moved out of prison to a military hospital after the 84-year-old ousted leader suffered a stroke and his condition rapidly deteriorated.
Mubarak was sentenced to a life in prison on June 2 for failing to stop the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising against him.
He was transferred to prison after spending months detained in a military facility. Officials have since repeatedly reported his health was deteriorating.
Since his arrival at the prison directly after his sentencing, Mubarak has been suffering from high blood pressure and breathing difficulties and deep depression, according to prison officials.
His lawyer said he didn’t trust the doctors and appealed for his transfer to a better-equipped hospital.
The developments further threaten a new chapter of unrest and political power struggles in Egypt just 16 months after Mubarak was ousted by a popular uprising demanding democracy.
It comes as Mubarak’s former prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, claimed he has won Egypt’s presidential election today while the Muslim Brotherhood claimed victory for its candidate, Mohammed Morsi.
The election commission is to announce the official final results on Thursday and no matter who it names as victor, his rival is likely to reject the result as a fraud.
If Shafiq is declared winner in particular, it could spark an explosive backlash from the Brotherhood.
Categories: Electoralism/Democratism, Police State/Civil Liberties
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