Official: Health of Egypt's Mubarak deteriorates

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CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian prison official says Hosni Mubarak's health has taken a turn to the worst and he is likely to be moved out of his prison hospital to a military facility nearby.

The official said Tuesday doctors reported that the 84-year-old former president has fallen unconscious. He said they have used a defibrillator to restart his heart and have been administering breathing aid. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Mubarak was sentenced to a life in prison on June 2 for failing to stop the killing of protesters during last year's uprising against him. He was transferred to prison after spending months in a military facility in detention. Officials have since repeatedly reported his health was deteriorating.

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