World Bulletin/News Desk
The lawyer of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on Saturday refuted allegations that his clients has slipped into a coma, saying that the octogenarian leader was in good health.
"Every time the [former] president's trial approaches, rumors of him falling ill or slipping into a coma begin to surface, which are categorically untrue," Mubarak's lawyer Farid al-Deeb told Anadolu Agency on the phone.
"His [health] condition is good and stable," he confirmed.
Citing unnamed medical sources, local media claimed Saturday that Mubarak had slipped in a coma.
An Egyptian court is set to issue a verdict on November 29 in the retrial of Mubarak, ex-interior minister Habib al-Adly and six former top security officials on charges of ordering the murder of hundreds of protesters during a 18-day uprising, which ended Mubarak's 30-year rule in early 2011.
Al-Deeb declined to speak about the expected verdict.
"We have done our job and we are waiting for the ruling," he said.
In late 2012, Mubarak and al-Adly were both sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering the murder of demonstrators during the uprising.
The court later ordered a retrial, however, after the former president's lawyers successfully appealed the sentence.
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