Egypt's state news agency MENA announced Tuesday that Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak has suffered a stroke, The AP reports. Prison officials have said he is likely to be moved from his prison hospital to a nearby military facility.
According to State TV, the 84 year old ousted dictator has been on a respirator and is in critical condition, The AP reports. MENA reported earlier that Mr. Mubarak's heart stopped earlier and a defibrillator was used to restart it.
"We were informed by prison authority that Mubarak's heart has stopped, and that they used electric shocks and CPR to resurrect him, " Adel Saeed, official spokesman of the Egyptian prosecutor, told CNN. "He is now on an artificial respirator and doctors from the armed forces and International Medical Center will inspect him. There is a possibility he will be moved to a military hospital tonight."
Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison on June 2 for his failure to stop the killings of protestors in the uprising against him last year, USA Today reports.
Prison officials have reportedly repeatedly that his health has been deteriorating since beginning his prison sentence. He has been suffering from high blood pressure, deep depression, and breathing problems.