Hosni Mubarak’s Health Is Rapidly Deteriorating

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EDITORS NOTE THIS IS A RECROPPED VERSION OF LON868 - This video image taken from Egyptian State Television shows 83-year-old Hosni Mubarak laying on a hospital bed inside a cage of mesh and iron bars in a Cairo courtroom Wednesday Aug. 3, 2011 as his historic trial began on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him. The scene, shown live on Egypt's state TV, was Egyptians' first look at their former president since Feb. 10, the day before his fall when he gave a defiant speech refusing to resign. (AP Photo/Egyptian State TV) EGYPT OUT Photo: null/AP2011

Just eight days after the ousted Egyptian president was sentenced to life in prison, the AP has learned that he is slipping in and out of consciousness and struggling to breathe, subsisting only on liquids and yogurt; when his wife was denied a request to move him to a military hospital, she reportedly told wardens: "You will be responsible for his death."