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Egypt detains former president Hosni Mubarak for 15 days
Published on 13 Apr. 2011 10:32 PM IST
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State television said that Mr Mubarak suffered a heart attack before prosecutors began questioning him and was taken to hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh.
A statement from the Egyptian prosecutor general’s office was posted on Facebook announcing Mr Mubarak’s detention.
It said the ongoing investigation was into was into allegations of corruption, the wasting of public money, and the abuse of position for personal gain.
“The prosecutor general orders the detention of former President Hosni Mubarak and his sons Gamal and Alaa for 15 days pending investigation after the prosecutor general presented them with the current state of its ongoing investigations,” it read.
Ashraf Hatem, the health minister, said that Mubarak’s condition was stable enough to allow prosecutors to resume questioning in hospital, according to the state-owned Al Ahram newspaper.
Mr Mubarak and his family are believed to have been living on his estate in the Red Sea resort since February 11, when he stepped down and handed power to the military.
The hospitalisation comes two days after Egypt’s chief prosecutor summoned Mr Mubarak for questioning on corruption charges.
Mr Mubarak broke his silence to promise he and his family would account for everything they own. He said he agreed to allow the prosecutor to contact governments around the world to take “proper legal steps” to reveal whether he or his family own any property or real estate outside Egypt.
The former president was brought to Cairo for questioning last month, and Egypt’s attorney general issued an order to freeze the assets of the Mubarak family, and prohibited them from leaving the country.
The 82-year old had back surgery in Germany in 2004, and returned there in 2010 to have his gall bladder removed.
He had largely withdrawn from public view in recent years, until this year’s uprising prompted him to make televised speeches.
Mr Mubarak ruled Egypt for nearly three decades. His regime was toppled by popular protests that began January 25.

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