The Associated Press and the BBC are both reporting that ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is in a coma brought on by a stroke, according to his lawyer, as well as according to state television. Mubarak's lawyer, Farid el-Deeb, said on Sunday that doctors were working to bring the 83-year-old Mubarak back to consciousness. "I was informed about the sudden deterioration in Mubarak's health and I am now on my way to Sharm el-Sheikh. All that I know so far is that the president is a full coma," Mubarak's lawyer Farid el-Deeb told Reuters.
Responses to this news were skeptical, to say the least. For one, the Associated Press reports that "a medical official at the hospital where Mubarak has been held under arrest denied the report and said his condition is stable." Other reports, including a tweet from Al-Jazeera English correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, say this "medical official" is the the head of Sharm el-Sheikh, where Mubarak is staying. The Associated Press later updated their story to say that Doctor Assem Azzam, the head of the medical team supervising Mubarak, said Sunday that he had suffered a bout of low blood pressure but was now stable.