Mubarak's condition showing 'slight' improvement

HAMZA HENDAWI
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak  lies on his bed while being taken to the courtroom for another session of his trial in Cairo, Egypt. Doctors used a defibrillator twice on Hosni Mubarak when they could not find a pulse Monday, the latest health crisis for the ousted Egyptian president since he was sentenced to life and moved to a prison hospital nine days ago, security officials said. (AP Photo/Mohammed al-Law, File)
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak lies on his bed while being taken to the courtroom for another session of his trial in Cairo, Egypt. Doctors used a defibrillator twice on Hosni Mubarak when they could not find a pulse Monday, the latest health crisis for the ousted Egyptian president since he was sentenced to life and moved to a prison hospital nine days ago, security officials said. (AP Photo/Mohammed al-Law, File)

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say Hosni Mubarak's condition has shown a "slight" improvement but that the ousted leader is refusing prison food.

The officials at Torah prison where Mubarak is serving his life sentence say the 84-year-old former president ate yogurt and drank juice on Wednesday and was being given liquids and vitamins intravenously.

The officials say Mubarak's sons are by his side. The officials spoke on anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison on June 2 for failing to prevent the killing of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime.

His lawyer, Farid El-Deeb, has said that Mubarak did not trust his doctors and feared they were out to kill him.