Monday, June 20, 2011

Hosni Mubarak suffering from a stomach cancer

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was diagnosed with stomach cancer, according to his lawyer Monday, June 20. The announcement comes as the Rais is scheduled to appear in court on August 3. "He has a stomach cancer and tumors are increasing," said his lawyer, Farid al-Dib to Agence France-Presse.

The former head of state is charged with premeditated murder in connection with the repression of the protest movement which led to his resignation on February 11 and would have killed 850 protesters. He will also meet with abuse of power and misappropriation of public funds. It is punishable by death.

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