June 19th, 2012
07:56 PM ET

Mubarak on life support, Protesters gather chanting "No to military rule"

Egyptian state media reported earlier today that the Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been declared clinically dead.

However,  Mubarak's lawyer and the military are contradicting those reports, saying he is in a coma.

CNN's Ivan Watson reports from Cairo, Egypt.

Conflicting reports about whether Mubarak has died

Reports conflicted Wednesday over whether the 84-year-old former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, was clinically dead.

The state-run Middle East News Agency, citing medical sources, said he was declared clinically dead shortly after arriving late Tuesday at a military hospital in Cairo, where he had been taken after suffering a stroke and cardiac arrest earlier in the day.

But Gen. Mamdouh Shaheen, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, told CNN, "He is not clinically dead as reported, but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition


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