COMMENT: Gee, Hosni Mubarak is a man of bad luck. First he has a reported ‘stroke’ while being ousted from Egypt. Now, his heart fails in the middle of questioning over alleged abuses of power. Perhaps this inconvenience is a little like Milošević’s death while being held at the Hague during his extended trial, or like many other coincidence cases.

April 12, 2011

FORMER Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a heart attack during questioning by prosecutors investigating graft and abuse allegations which prompted his admission to the hospital overnight, state television said.

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The ex-leader was taken to a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh two days after reports that he was about to be summoned for questioning.

“Mubarak was admitted to the Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital this afternoon, amid a very heavy security presence in the town,” a security source said.

A hospital source refused to comment on the news and said that “the minister of health will make an announcement” shortly.

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