The health of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak has deteriorated since his transfer to prison after he was sentenced to life in jail over the killing of protesters in last year's uprising, Egypt's official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Thursday (June 7th).
Mubarak has been suffering from "acute depression" and hypertension since his arrival at Tora prison, south of Cairo, where he has been held in a medical wing since the verdicts in his trial were delivered on Saturday, MENA reported.
Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly were sentenced to life in prison on Saturday, but six former security officials were acquitted over the killing of demonstrators during last year's protests.
The prosecution had demanded the death penalty for Mubarak, and the verdict of life imprisonment sparked nationwide protests, with demonstrators again gathering at Cairo's Tahrir Square to oppose what they saw as a lenient ruling.
On Tuesday, AFP reported that Mubarak's health had deteriorated after his arrival at the prison, saying he had suffered an "emotional breakdown."