Mubarak's health said to be precarious

Mubarak's health said to be precarious

CAIRO - The Associated Press
Mubaraks health said to be precarious

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. AP Photo

Security officials say the health of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has entered a "dangerous" phase.

The officials at Torah prison south of Cairo said Mubarak, 84, was suffering from shock and was experiencing breathing problems. They said doctors had to aid Mubarak's breathing with a respirator on five separate occasions on today.

Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison last week after he was convicted of failing to prevent the killing of protesters during the uprising that swept him out of office last year.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.