October 26, 2020

The former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies at 91, according to state TV

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak died today at 91 years of age after undergoing an operation and staying in intensive care for a month, Egyptian state television reported.

The public channel announced the death of Mubarak with a brief alert and without offering more details about the causes of his death, although family members and his lawyer had recently said that the old dictator was in intensive care in a hospital of the Forces Armed

Last January he had undergone an operation and remained hospitalized affected by ailments in his gastrointestinal tract.

Mubarak ruled Egypt with an iron hand since he assumed the presidency in 1981 after the murder by extremists of his predecessor, Anuar al Sadat, until he was forced to leave power on February 11, 2011 after 18 days of protests in the Country streets

After the popular revolt, the ousted president was tried for the death of about a thousand protesters in the repression of the demonstrations against him, but he was finally declared innocent for that crime in 2014.

Mubarak did serve a sentence for economic crimes and was released in 2017, after about six years in prison, which he spent almost mostly in the hospital due to his delicate state of health.

Since he was released, he had a very discreet life away from the focus of the media, although the local press managed to capture some image of the former president with his family and, despite his advanced age, appeared healthy and serene.

His last image alive was published by his grandson, Omar Alaa Mubarak, on the Instagram social network at the beginning of February and in it he appeared lying on a bed, with completely gray hair and very deteriorated.


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