Mubarak may be suffering cancer relapse, says lawyer
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak may be suffering from a cancer relapse, said his lawyer, who requested that a German doctor be allowed to examine him.
“All symptoms indicate that the cancer has returned,” Farid el-Dib said in a phone interview. “I am talking about Hosni Mubarak the citizen, not the president. Save his life,” he said.
El-Dib said he made a request to the public prosecutor last week to allow the doctor who operated on Mubarak last year to come and examine him at the Sharm el-Sheikh hospital where he’s being treated. Mubarak underwent an operation in Germany last year to remove his gall bladder.
Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered in May that Mubarak and his two sons, Gamal and Alaa, be tried in a criminal court on charges of killing demonstrators and abusing public office. Mubarak’s three-decade rule ended in February when he ceded interim power to Egypt’s Supreme CounciloftheArmed Forces after 18 days of mass protests.
“When he was in Germany, they discovered the cancer,” el-Dib said. Mubarak is now “in a bad shape,” he said.
Mubarak has denied all charges against him, el-Dib said. A medical committee that examined Mubarak concluded he can’t be transferred to prison, saying his health is “unstable,” the public prosecutor’s office said in a statement last month.