Middle East

June 20, 2012

Reports of Mubarak’s near death untrue, his lawyers say, as Egypt awaits election results

Hosni Mubarak, the imprisoned former president of Egypt, was either near death or recovering well from minor injuries he suffered when he slipped in the bathroom, according to two of the many accounts of his health that swirled through Cairo Wednesday as the country’s election commission inched toward an official announcement of who would succeed him as president.

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