German doctors confirm Egypt’s ex-leader Mubarak has cancer

A team of German has inspected former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and confirmed that he has cancer, Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Tuesday.

The newspaper says that basing on blood test results and other tests doctors diagnosed that Mubarak, 82, has an early stage cancer, which “progresses very slowly.”

Last week a lawyer for Mubarak’s family said that the former president suffers from stomach cancer, but Egyptian health authorities did not confirm this information.

One of the German doctors, who inspected Mubarak, was the one doing a surgery on the ex-president in Germany last year. In 2010, Dr. Markus Wolfgang Buchler removed parts of Mubarak’s pancreas, gall bladder and a growth on his small intestine.

Mubarak is facing a trial and is being investigated over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 18-day popular uprising that forced him from power in February.

He is also under scrutiny for alleged abuse of power during his 30-year rule, including gas exports to Israel at a low price in a secretive deal that reportedly cost Egypt $714 million.

Mubarak has been under detention in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where he is being treated for heart problems. His transfer to a prison hospital in the capital, Cairo, has been repeatedly delayed due to his health problems.

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