hosni mubarak.jpgReports from Cairo say Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak who is due to stand trial for alleged corruption and the murdering of protesters is on a hunger strike.

A spokesperson of the hospital where Mr Mubarak is detained in Sharm al-Sheikh said he is depressed and is refusing to eat.

Doctors say they will soon decide on how to proceed, as his current food intake is not enough to keep him alive.

However, political opponents allege that Mr Mubarak’s illness is a ploy to avoid going on trial though he recently suffered a stroke.

 

Mr Mubarak was overthrown in February in an uprising during which more than 840 people died.