Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Egyptian Prosecutors Order 15-Day Detention of Hosni Mubarak

CAIRO — Egyptian prosecutors said on Wednesday they had detained former president Hosni Mubarak and two of his sons for 15 days to face questioning about corruption and abuse of power, just hours after he was abruptly hospitalized in the beach resort of Sharm el Sheik.

The state-run daily newspaper Al Ahram said Mr. Mubarak, forced out of office by the revolution here on Feb. 11, was taken ill after prosecutors had begun questioning him about the accusations.

His detention was announced on a Facebook page set up by the Egyptian prosecutor general's office, which also ordered that his sons be detained for 15 days for an investigation into allegations of corruption and abuse of authority.


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