Owner of photo showing frail-looking Mubarak says snap was ‘leaked, stolen’

The photo which was widely circulated on social media platforms, showed the aging former president, 90, had gained a lot of weight. (social media)

The owner of a recent viral photo showing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looking frail and aged says it was stolen and leaked from her phone.

“I took this picture with President Mubarak & was asked not to post of course I had to respect their wish for privacy but the pic was stolen from my phone leaked & went viral without my consent. Unfortunately the person who did that must be close to have access to my phone, Shame!” Helly El Saadani write on Twitter.

The photo which was widely circulated on social media platforms, showed the aging former president, 90, had gained a lot of weight.

The former president who stepped down after 18 days of demonstrations during an uprising in 2011, celebrated his 90th birthday on May 4.

Mubarak was seen for the first time two years ago with his family at a tourist resort after being acquitted in the murder of demonstrators during the revolution.

He was seen in the picture inside a car, smiling and healthy, hugging his granddaughter, sitting beside his son Jamal, who was in the driver’s seat.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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